The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a partially guaranteed three-year deal. With this move, the Nets’ roster is back to 15.
The Brooklyn Nets announced late Thursday afternoon that they have signed free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie. This move comes just hours after the Nets waived rookie Yogi Ferrell.
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After the Nets waived Ferrell, it was clear that they were going in another direction to fill the void at point guard. Ferrell, aside from Jeremy Lin, was the only true point guard on the Nets’ roster, and there is still no timetable for Lin’s return. Bringing Dinwiddie in adds another player onto the team who can be solely used at the point.
Dinwiddie was drafted 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2014 NBA Draft. Throughout his time with the Pistons, he was assigned to multiple D-League teams, including the Pistons’ D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive. During his two seasons in Detroit, Dinwiddie played just 46 games, spending a majority of his time in the D-League. In his brief time with Detroit, he averaged 4.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.
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The 23-year-old point guard was traded to the Chicago Bulls on June 17, 2016. He participated in five preseason games for the Bulls and was waived and re-signed a couple of times this past summer. Following his preseason games, he was waived on October 21.
Nine days later, he signed with the Bulls’ D-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, and that is where he has been playing before signing with the Nets. In nine games with the Windy City Bulls, he posted 19.4 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per game.
With this move, the Nets’ roster is full again, with 15 players. It doesn’t appear that they’ll be making anymore moves for the time being, but waiving Ferrell may have came as a surprise to many. Hopefully, bringing in Dinwiddie eases some of these concerns over the lack of depth at the one.