Dinwiddie was waived by the Bulls on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. With Dwyane Wade being added to the fold in the backcourt, to go along with Rajon Rondo and Jerian Grant likely ahead of him on the depth chart at point guard, Dinwiddie was deemed expendable and will look for a new team as an unrestricted free agent. At just 23 years old and still containing plenty of potential, the soon-to-be third-year guard should find a team willing to take a chance on him. He needs to develop a more consistent shot from beyond the three-point line, but with some additional work, improvement isn't far-fetched.
Dinwiddie is acquired by the Chicago Bulls from the Pistons, NBA.com reports. The Bulls exchanged forward Cameron Bairstow for Dinwiddie from the Detroit Pistons. The point guard averaged 4.8 points and 1.3 assists with 13.3 minutes for the Pistons. Expect Dinwiddie to have limited playing time as he'll be sharing the depth chart with Derrick Rose, E'Twaun Moore, Aaron Brooks, and Justin Holiday.
Dinwiddie had six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three assists, and two rebounds in 16 minutes during the Pistons' 99-93 loss to the Heat on Tuesday. Dinwiddie has been available to return from a sprained ankle and bone bruise since mid-March, but this was just the second time he has seen the floor since then. He has appeared in two of the last four games for the Pistons, and Reggie Jackson (abdominal) is likely to rest again in Wednesday's season finale. As a result, Dinwiddie might get some decent burn behind Steve Blake before ultimately dropping back out of the rotation for the playoffs.
Dinwiddie (ankle) will play Wednesday night against the Hawks, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Dinwiddie has been dealing with both a sprained ankle and a bone bruise for the past month, as well as playing for the Grand Rapids Drive of the D-League in February. Now that he is back in the mix with the Pistons, look for him to share minutes off the bench with Steve Blake and Darrun Hilliard.
Dinwiddie (ankle) remained on the sideline for practice Thursday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports. Dinwiddie rejoined the Pistons from the D-League's Grand Rapids Drive earlier in February after spraining his right ankle, and it looks like he still remains under evaluation. Once he's healthy enough to practice again, he'll likely only remain with the Pistons for a few days before reporting back to the D-League squad.
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