Dinwiddie posted 16 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 30 minutes during Monday's 116-99 loss to the Spurs. Dinwiddie returned from a rest night to put up a decent total in the loss. When a team loses a marquee player like Russell Westbrook, there are bound to be some growing pains, but Dinwiddie is doing the best he can in his first starting role since his 2019 tenure with the Nets. He's on the floor for an average of 28.6 minutes this season and is averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds through 17 games.
Dinwiddie will rest against the Mavericks on Saturday, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic. The Wizards are not ready to utilize Dinwiddie -- who returned from a knee injury about one month ago -- across both matchups of back-to-back games yet. Based on his previous two absences, they will start Aaron Holiday again. He logged 24-plus minutes of playing time during both his previous starts.
Dinwiddie contributed 11 points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT), eight rebounds and nine assists over 25 minutes during Wednesday's 127-102 loss to New Orleans. Dinwiddie came up two rebounds and an assist short of a triple-double, which would have been a bit of a consolation coming out of the blowout loss. Even with the all-around production Wednesday, the 28-year-old has struggled somewhat over the past two games with 19 points (4-20 FG, 3-13 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 12 rebounds and 12 assists.
Dinwiddie (rest) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Heat. Dinwiddie's absence was expected in the second half of a back-to-back set. Raul Neto and Aaron Holiday should handle increased responsibilities Thursday.
Dinwiddie (injury management) will be active for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets but is not expected play Thursday against the Heat, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. The first-year Wizard underwent ACL surgery earlier this year and is being limited in back-to-backs to start this season. Dinwiddie missed one game earlier this season and both Aaron Holiday and Raul Neto saw 24 minutes apiece. Expect Holiday and Neto to both receive additional opportunities Thursday against the Heat.
Last 7 Games
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