Dinwiddie recently had his $1.65 million contract for the 2018-19 season guaranteed by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. With starting point guard D'Angelo Russell going down for nearly half of last season, Dinwiddie was able earn a significant role in the backcourt and finished the year averaging 12.6 points, 6.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 three-pointers across 28.8 minutes. He wasn't the most efficient player when looking at his percentages, but he still was a reliable ball-handler and could lead the offense when needed. As a result, it was a no-brainer for the Nets to guarantee his contract for a meager $1.65 million. With Russell entering the season healthy, Dinwiddie will likely be stuck in a reserve backcourt role, so he should struggle to match his numbers from the 2017-18 campaign.
Dinwiddie is out for Wednesday's season finale against the Celtics due to a sore knee, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. This is the first news of Dinwiddie dealing with an injury, so it's possible he picked it up during Monday's game against the Bulls. Regardless, Dinwiddie will finish his second season with the Nets -- his fourth NBA season -- averaging 12.6 points (38.7 percent shooting), 6.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds across 28.8 minutes. For Wednesday's game, Caris LeVert and Nik Stauskas are candidates to see extra run.
Dinwiddie registered 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes Monday as Brooklyn topped Chicago. Dinwiddie slid into the starting lineup alongside D'Angelo Russell and Allen Crabbe, and the Nets trio of guards combined for 82 points. He eclipsed the 20-point threshold for the first time since early February Monday against the Bulls. Dinwiddie has enjoyed a career-year and he should be in the running for the 2017-18 Most Improved Player award.
Dinwiddie will start Monday's game against Chicago, Alex Labidou of BrooklynNets.com reports. With Joe Harris (ankle) out of action, Dinwiddie will move into the lineup at one guard spot alongside D'Angelo Russell. Allen Crabbe, the usual starting two-guard, will slide up to small forward.
Updating a previous note, Dinwiddie will come off the bench Thursday against the Bucks, Brian Lewis of The New York Post reports. Shortly after it was reported Dinwiddie would join the starting rotation Thursday night, the Nets updated their lineup with D'Angelo Russell back in the starting lineup. Dinwiddie has still seen a solid amount of minutes off the bench, as he has averaged 26 minutes over the past 10 games.
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