Dinwiddie agreed in principle with the Wizards on a contract Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, Dinwiddie's deal is worth roughly $60 million over three years.
After averaging a career-high 20.6 points per game over 64 contests in 2019-20, Dinwiddie was set to move into a smaller role for Brooklyn in 2020-21 with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant healthy after missing most of their inaugural seasons with the Nets due to injury. Dinwiddie ended up playing in just three games before suffering a partial ACL tear in his right knee that required season-ending surgery, then watched as the Nets added another star guard to the mix in James Harden. With the high-priced triumvirate of Harden, Irving and Durant back for 2021-22, Brooklyn was never expected to make a run at Dinwiddie in free agency, and the 28-year-old appears to have found an ideal landing spot with the Wizards, who are looking to replace starting point guard Russell Westbrook following his recent trade to the Lakers. Given the compensation he's receiving, Dinwiddie -- who was cleared for full basketball activities in June -- should immediately step in next to Bradley Beal on the top unit. Expect Dinwiddie to serve as the Wizards' No. 2 scoring option and top playmaker.