Dinwiddie (knee) underwent successful surgery Monday to repair his partially torn right ACL, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Dinwiddie will begin rehabbing next week, and while he'll miss the rest of the 2020-21 campaign, he should be at full strength for the start of next season. Since Dinwiddie went down, the Nets have turned to Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot as the fifth starter alongside Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan.
The Nets announced Monday that Dinwiddie (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery next week.
Dinwiddie will require a procedure after he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his right knee following his early departure in Sunday's loss to the Hornets. The 27-year-old is expected to be back to full health by the time NBA training camps open up ahead of the upcoming season, which could prompt Dinwiddie to decline his $12.3 million player option for 2021-22 and try his luck in free agency. As for the Nets, the loss of Dinwiddie will likely free up some more playing time for Landry Shamet, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Taurean Prince.
Dinwiddie will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season after he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his right knee following his exit from Sunday's 106-104 loss to the Hornets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
According to Charania, Dinwiddie sustained no other structural damage to his knee, but he'll still need to undergo surgery in the coming days and will face a multi-month rehab before being cleared for game action. Fortunately for Dinwiddie, he's expected to make a full recovery from surgery ahead of training camp in 2021-22, which should help his chances of earning a multi-year deal in free agency if he chooses to decline his $12.3 million player option for next season. Dinwiddie had started alongside Kyrie Irving at shooting guard in the Nets' first three games, but it's unclear at this time if Brooklyn plans to move sixth man Caris LeVert into the top unit, or perhaps turn to a lower-usage player like Landry Shamet or Taurean Prince to complement the starting five.
Dinwiddie (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Hornets.
Dinwiddie was ruled out for the remainder of the game shortly after going to the locker room in the third quarter Sunday. The guard planted his right leg awkwardly and was diagnosed with a right knee strain. Prior to leaving the contest, Dinwiddie logged five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists over 15 minutes. It's not yet known whether he'll be able to return Monday against the Grizzlies.
Dinwiddie went to the locker room early in the third quarter of Sunday's game against Charlotte with an apparent right knee injury, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Dinwiddie landed awkwardly in the third quarter Sunday, and he immediately went down clutching his knee. He limped to the bench and was checked by trainers for several minutes before eventually heading to the locker room. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, and it's unclear whether he could return to the game later in the second half.
Dinwiddie had 10 points (3-6 3PT, 0-3 3PT, 4-6 FT), seven assists and six rebounds in Sunday's preseason win over the Wizards.
Starting next to Kyrie Irving, Dinwiddie played a team-high 25 minutes, helping lead the way in the second half while Irving took a seat. How the Nets use Dinwiddie during the regular season remains to be seen, but there's a chance he could contend for a starting spot if coach Steve Nash opts to bring Caris LeVert off the bench.
Dinwiddie will start in Sunday's preseason opener against the Wizards as Caris LeVert (kneecap) is out, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Dinwiddie is expected to come off the bench during the regular season, but he'll get the nod alongside Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris for Sunday's preseason opener.
Dinwiddie (illness) confirmed Tuesday that he won't accompany the Nets to Orlando for the restart of the 2019-20 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Dinwiddie tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of June, and "out of an abundance of caution," the Nets have determined that it's best to hold the guard out of action for the remainder of the season. With DeAndre Jordan (illness), Kevin Durant (Achilles), and Kyrie Irving (shoulder) also sitting out, the Nets will be down four key rotation players as they look to hold on to one of the final playoff spots in the East.
Dinwiddie confirmed Monday that he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is uncertain whether he'll join the Nets in Orlando when the NBA season resumes in late July, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Dinwiddie will now go into a self-quarantine for 14 days and see how he feels before determining whether he'll participate in the resumed season. The guard noted that he's exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus, specifically mentioning a fever and tightness in his chest. With Kevin Durant (Achilles), Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and Nicolas Claxton (shoulder) all shut down for the season and Wilson Chandler (personal) and DeAndre Jordan (illness) choosing not to join the team in Orlando, the Nets -- who currently sit seventh in the Eastern Conference standings -- may have precious few experienced rotation options available if Dinwiddie also sits out.
Dinwiddie is getting a Nigerian passport and will play for the Nigerian national team after not receiving a Team USA Olympic invite, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Given the available talent pool for the Team USA to pull from, it's not a shock that Dinwiddie wasn't invited despite averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds across 31.2 minutes per game last season. So in an effort to play on the international stage, he'll opt to join the Nigerian squad. Mike Brown is the coach, and Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie, Chimezie Metu and Okpe Udoh will be some of Dinwiddie's teammates.
Dinwiddie tallied 23 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes Tuesday in the Nets' 104-102 win over the Lakers.
Dinwiddie led the way for the Nets in a road upset over one of the NBA's top teams, pacing Brooklyn in scoring while hitting the go-ahead jumper with 28.3 seconds remaining. Unsurprisingly, Dinwiddie's production has been on the rise again since Kyrie Irving (shoulder) played his final game of the season Feb. 1, though efficiency has remained an issue. He's shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 28.7 percent from distance while Irving has been sidelined the past 16 games.
Dinwiddie scored a game-high 24 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 14-15 FT) while adding six assists, three rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 110-107 win over the Bulls.
The 14 made free throws tied his season high, with three of them coming in the final four seconds of the game to help secure the win. Dinwiddie's scoring has been erratic lately but he's still dropped 20 or more points four times in the last eight games, averaging 19.0 points, 7.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 2.3 threes over that stretch.
Dinwiddie posted four points (1-9 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 loss to the Grizzlies.
Dinwiddie and the rest of the Nets were flat coming off an overtime victory over the Celtics just one night earlier. The guard had one of his worst efforts of the season, scoring in single digits for just the sixth time. Dinwiddie has struggled with his shot as of late, hitting just 37.9 percent of his shots from the field since the start of February.
Dinwiddie contributed 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-7 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 129-120 win at Boston.
Dinwiddie took a step back in this game due to Caris LaVert's impressive 51-point performance, but he was coming off back-to-back double-digit assist outings. Entrenched as Brooklyn's starting point guard due to Kyrie Irving's absence, Dinwiddie has scored in double digits in each of his last 10 games and is averaging 19.6 points with 8.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game during that stretch.
Dinwiddie scored a team-high 24 points (6-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 8-8 FT) while adding 13 assists, a rebound and a steal in 32 minutes during Friday's 141-118 loss to the Hawks.
The double-double was his third in the last eight games. Dinwiddie continues to lead the Nets in the absence of Kyrie Irving (shoulder), averaging 19.6 points, 9.0 assists, 4.6 boards and 1.9 threes over that eight-game stretch.
Dinwiddie scored a team-high 24 points (9-20 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding eight assists and a rebound in 34 minutes during Monday's 115-113 loss to the Magic.
After a couple of sluggish games following his return to the starting lineup, Dinwiddie has rediscovered his early-season form, dropping 20-plus points in four of the last six games while averaging 19.2 points, 9.3 assists, 5.0 boards and 1.7 threes in that span. With Kyrie Irving (shoulder) out for the rest of the year, this level of production could well be the new normal for Dinwiddie down the stretch.
Dinwiddie provided 22 points (7-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 7-10 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and a block in 37 minutes Thursday, as the Nets lost to 76ers 112-104.
With news breaking that Kyrie Irving would miss the remainder of the season with shoulder troubles, those holding fantasy shares of Dinwiddie received a boost to their teams. However, Dinwiddie didn't exactly showcase the massive ceiling that his boosted role comes with. Nonetheless he and Caris LeVert combined to take 48 shots --- symbolic of the massive usage that is available.
Dinwiddie put up 21 points (4-15 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 13-15 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds and one block in 35 minutes during Monday's 106-105 win over the Pacers.
Dinwiddie more than made up for his inefficient shooting by earning trip after trip to the charity stripe and then draining the game-winning basket off a step back jumper in the final seconds. It's unclear whether Kyrie Irving (knee) will be ready to return for Wednesday's matchup versus the Raptors, but if the team opts to keep Irving sidelined until after the All-Star break Dinwiddie may again be relied upon quite heavily.
Dinwiddie provided 21 points (8-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes during Saturday's 119-118 loss to the Raptors.
Dinwiddie collected his sixth double-double through 51 appearances this season, bringing him within one double-double of matching his career high in that department (from 2017-18). Kyrie Irving (knee) is set to miss Monday's matchup versus the Pacers as well, so Dinwiddie can likely be expected to shoulder a substantial load offensively once again in that one.
Dinwiddie chipped in with 20 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes off the bench during Friday's 133-118 win over the Bulls.
As expected, Dinwiddie has moved to a bench role with the return of Kyrie Irving to the starting lineup but that hasn't translated in a considerable decrease of his minutes or production over the last few days. Dinwiddie is averaging 20.3 points in 32.0 minutes per game during his last four outings, although he has been coming off the bench in three of those contests. He won't be reaching the same levels of production he had when he was the team's starting point guard during the last two-and-a-half months, but he should remain productive off the bench moving forward.
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|05/30||@ BOS||W 141-126||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/28||@ BOS||L 119-125||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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