Dinwiddie will resume his usual role off the bench for Thursday's tilt against the Suns. With Jeremy Lin (ankle) healthy and returning to the starting five, Dinwiddie will be bumped back to the pine. He dropped 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two blocks across 30 minutes during Tuesday's start. Despite coming off the bench, Dinwiddie has still averaged 7.3 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.0 rebounds across 25.6 minutes per game since the All-Star break, making him an option in deeper leagues.
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed that Dinwiddie would start at point guard Tuesday against the Pistons, ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk reports. With Jeremy Lin (ankle) listed as doubtful for Tuesday after suffering an injury in the first half of Sunday's loss to the Mavericks, it's no surprise that Atkinson plans to roll with Dinwiddie as his starter after the third-year guard chipped in 18 points, seven assists, two rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes off the bench Sunday. While Dinwiddie stands to see ample playing time again Tuesday, it may be unwise to expect him to replicate Sunday's performance. Heading into the last contest, Dinwiddie was averaging only 5.3 points (on 34.1% shooting), 3.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game in 10 appearances in March, so expect erratic production from him for as long as he's needed to fill in for Lin.
Dinwiddie accumulated 18 points (5-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 111-104 loss to the Mavericks. Dinwiddie stepped up and played well after Jeremy Lin (ankle) left the game in the first half. Furthermore, Lin's questionable tag heading into Tuesday's matchup with the Pistons makes Dinwiddie a player to keep an eye on, especially in daily leagues. There has been no indication yet that Lin's injury is serious enough to keep him sidelined for an extended period of time, but Dinwiddie would likely see the biggest boost in production if that were the case.
Dinwiddie went for 14 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one block across 27 minutes in Saturday's 130-116 loss to the Trail Blazers. Dinwiddie and Sean Kilpatrick were highly effective off the bench Saturday, combining for 34 points. For the former, it marked a return to double-digit scoring after tallying a combined 11 points over the previous two games. Though Jeremy Lin has since taking back starting duties at point guard, Dinwiddie continues to see a healthy dose of minutes on the second unit, as his size (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) enables him to see minutes on the wing alongside Lin as well. He's averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists across 25.3 minutes in the first three games of March.
Dinwiddie provided 13 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds and five assists over 29 minutes in Saturday's 112-95 loss to the Warriors. Even though he's been relegated back to the bench with Jeremy Lin coming back from a hamstring injury, Dinwiddie has received solid playing time in the two games since the latter's return. The third-year guard was well over 20 minutes once again Saturday while Lin played only 15, and Dinwiddie parlayed the opportunity into his third double-digit scoring effort in the last four games. With his ability to score efficiently from all over the court -- as well as provide solid production in rebounds and assists -- he remains a viable fantasy option as long as he maintains a hold of a consistent spot in the Nets' backcourt rotation.
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