Earlier today, Chad Ford had the Pistons slotted to take Spencer Dinwiddie with the 38th pick. But all I have to prove it is a blurry screen shot as he now has the Bucks taking Walter Tavares with that pick that has not, to the best of my knowledge, been traded to them.
So I’m going to ignore the update until such time as I encounter any evidence of a Bucks-Pistons trade. Spencer Dinwiddie would be an awesome pick. He’s an upside pick who only has a shot at falling out of the first round because of a torn ACL. That’s exactly the kind of flier you want to take in the second round.
Maybe Dinwiddie is a complete flop. If so, the Pistons will know with plenty of time to cut their minimal losses. But he is seen as a big combo guard and is an incredible shooter. He’s not very explosive and needs to work on his defense but would almost certainly be above average on that end for a rookie guard.
His passing isn’t yet good enough for him to be a full time point guard. And, quite frankly, I don’t think he’ll ever get there. But he projects as a strong two-way shooting guard who can handle point responsibilities when needed.