Spencer Dinwiddie

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Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie (39916296274) (cropped).jpg
Dinwiddie with Brooklyn in 2018
No. 8 – Brooklyn Nets
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilliam Howard Taft
(Woodland Hills, California)
CollegeColorado (2011–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Detroit Pistons
2014–2016Grand Rapids Drive
2016Windy City Bulls
2016–presentBrooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Spencer Dinwiddie (born April 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a junior in 2013. He missed most of his junior year after injuring his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Dinwiddie recovered and was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft. After two seasons with the Pistons, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in June 2016.

High school career[edit]

At William Howard Taft High School, Dinwiddie was recognized as one of the greatest standout athletes since Jordan Farmar. He averaged 5.9 points and 4.1 assists as the starting point guard alongside a fellow 2014 draftee in DeAndre Daniels at the conclusion of his junior season. Dinwiddie maximized his game as he began his final year representing the school, averaging 11.2 points and 7.7 assists. He was one of the most skilled passers in school history, and became the John R. Wooden California High School Player of the Year in 2011. However, Long Beach Poly's Ryan Anderson was named California Mr. Basketball. Dinwiddie became just one of seven players that won the prestigious award as a senior. The powerful duo of Daniels and Dinwiddie won the city championship this season as well. This final season at Taft helped Dinwiddie gain the attention of colleges around the country. He chose to attend Colorado to play for Tad Boyle rather than Harvard, Oregon, Santa Clara, or UNLV.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Dinwiddie was listed as the No. 25 point guard and the No. 146 player in the nation in 2011.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman[edit]

In the first regular season game for Colorado, Dinwiddie made his collegiate debut in a 32-point victory over Fort Lewis with seven points and seven rebounds. He shot just 2-for-9 from the field.[2] Dinwiddie reached double figures in his sixth appearance, which was against Georgia. This was the first time he had shot over .500 on field goals up till then. The California native led the team to this win and made three key free throws in the final seconds.[3] Dinwiddie teamed with fellow freshman Askia Booker, forming another duo on his new team. They combined for 677 points, making school history by scoring over 250 points each. At the conclusion of the season, they were the only Buffaloes to do so. Dinwiddie became a member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship Team. He led Colorado in free throw percentage and ranked third among freshmen in that category.[4] By the end of the regular season, Dinwiddie had helped the team earn its first NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament berth since the 2002–03 season.[5] Shooting three-pointers at .438 clip, Dinwiddie was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team with Tony Wroten.[6] He was the only Pac-12 freshman to have a field-goal percentage of over .400 total.

Sophomore[edit]

The departures of Carlon Brown and Nate Tomlinson were instrumental in Dinwiddie's breakout sophomore season. Leading the team in assists, they reached the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the second consecutive season, in which they reached the second round. It was the first time the team had reached back-to-back tournaments since the 1963 season. The Buffaloes won the 2012 Charleston Classic, in which Dinwiddie took the role as starting small forward in the final three rounds. He was just one of two players – the other being Askia Booker – to start all 33 games. By the end of the season, Booker and Dinwiddie became the highest sophomore scoring tandem in school history. Dinwiddie led the team in assists 20 times and was the top scorer on 15 different occasions. He recorded 29 points in a home win over Colorado State, which marked his own career-high scoring record. On February 10, 2012, Dinwiddie recorded a perfect game against Oregon State. He shot 6-for-6 from the field, 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, and 8-for-8 on free throws. This set the school record for most points scored without missing a single shot.[7] He made the remark, "I see over people and I shoot over people... for the smaller point guards, they don't really get to contest me." The Taft graduate stood 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) by the end of the season.[8]

Junior[edit]

Dinwiddie continued to act as the leader of the Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball team through the beginning of his junior year. He helped the team win 14 of their first 16 regular season games, which made them one of the most successful underdogs in the country, most notably toppling the Kansas Jayhawks due to a game-winner from Askia Booker.[9] Dinwiddie was considered the catalyst for the unanticipated run from his team, however. On November 21, 2012, he shot a career-best 14-for-15 from the charity stripe against Santa Barbara. Colorado won each game in which their top scorer scored 20 or more points total.

On January 12, 2014, Dinwiddie suffered a career-threatening ACL injury against Washington, forcing him to sit out for the remainder of the season. As his junior season was completely cut short, the team finished the year just 23–12; their record was 14–2 while Dinwiddie was healthy. Dinwiddie reportedly made contact with Russ Paine, who helped Adrian Peterson recover from his ACL injury and become the 2012 NFL MVP.[10][11]

On April 24, 2014, Dinwiddie declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[12]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2014–2016)[edit]

Dinwiddie with the Pistons in February 2015
Dinwiddie with the Grand Rapids Drive in January 2016

On June 26, 2014, Dinwiddie was selected with the 38th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2014 NBA draft.[13] On July 21, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with the Pistons.[14][15] He made his NBA debut on October 29, 2014 in a 89–79 loss to the Denver Nuggets, recording one assist in seven minutes of action.[16] On February 20, 2015, Dinwiddie had a then season-best game with 12 points and 9 assists against the Chicago Bulls in his first career start.[17] He went on to record 20 points and 8 assists off the bench against the Washington Wizards on February 28 after starter Reggie Jackson was benched for the last 13 minutes of the game.[18]

During his first two seasons, Dinwiddie had multiple assignments with the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons' D-League affiliate.[19]

On June 17, 2016, Dinwiddie was traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Cameron Bairstow.[20] He was waived by the Bulls on July 7,[21] re-signed on July 28,[22] and waived again on October 21 after appearing in five preseason games.[23]

Windy City Bulls (2016)[edit]

On October 30, 2016, Dinwiddie was acquired by the Windy City Bulls of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of Chicago.[24] In nine games, he averaged 19.4 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 37.4 minutes.[25]

Brooklyn Nets (2016–present)[edit]

On December 8, 2016, Dinwiddie signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[25] Two days later, he made his debut for the Nets in a 130–101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, recording six points, one rebound and two assists in 10 minutes off the bench.[26]

On October 25, 2017, Dinwiddie scored a career-high 22 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to lift the Nets to a 112–107 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[27] Four days later, he tied his career high with 22 points in a 124–111 loss to the Denver Nuggets.[28] On November 17, 2017, he set a new career high with 25 points in a 118–107 win over the Utah Jazz.[29] On December 12, 2017, he had a career-high 12 assists in a 103–98 win over the Washington Wizards.[30] On December 14, 2017, he had 26 points in a 111–104 loss to the New York Knicks.[31] On December 23, 2017, he tied his career high with 26 points in a 123–119 overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers.[32] On January 3, 2018, he made the go-ahead jumper with 10.1 seconds left and tied his career high with 26 points, leading Brooklyn to a 98–97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[33] Five days later, he set a new career high with 31 points in a 114–113 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors.[34] On January 12, 2018, he recorded a near triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a 110–105 win over the Atlanta Hawks.[35] On February 17, 2018, Dinwiddie won the Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend.[36]

On October 31, 2018, Dinwiddie made a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime and finished with 25 points to help the Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 120–119.[37]

National team career[edit]

In 2013, Dinwiddie was named to the USA Basketball Men's World University Games Team for the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. He was one of three players on Team USA to start all eight games. He averaged 7.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game and led Team USA with 44 assists (5.5 apg) and with 12 steals (1.5 spg).[38]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Detroit 34 1 13.4 .302 .185 .912 1.4 3.1 .6 .2 4.3
2015–16 Detroit 12 0 13.3 .352 .100 .576 1.4 1.8 .3 .0 4.8
2016–17 Brooklyn 59 18 22.6 .444 .376 .792 2.8 3.1 .7 .4 7.3
2017–18 Brooklyn 80 58 28.8 .387 .326 .813 3.2 6.6 .9 .3 12.6
Career 185 77 23.0 .387 .315 .798 2.2 4.5 .7 .3 8.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Detroit 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 .0 1.0 .0 .0 2.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Colorado 36 36 27.4 .402 .438 .816 3.6 1.8 .8 .3 10.0
2012–13 Colorado 33 33 32.5 .415 .338 .825 3.2 3.0 1.3 .5 15.3
2013–14 Colorado 17 17 31.1 .466 .413 .857 3.1 3.8 1.5 .2 14.7
Career 86 86 30.1 .420 .386 .830 3.3 2.6 1.1 .3 13.0

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