Draft Reality: Spencer Dinwiddie


  • Measurables: 6-6, 205 pounds, junior guard from Colorado

  • Key Stats: 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 46 FG%, 41 3ptFG%, 85 FT% on 7 attempts/game.

  • Drafted: Pick No. 38. 

Fits with the Pistons because …

He’s a talented perimeter player. The Pistons biggest need going into the draft was on the perimeter, and Dinwiddie is the kind of versatile player that makes sense in the second round. He’s an efficient player, and he’s a guy who took care of the ball (1.8 turnovers per game) on a team where he was their ONLY offensive creator.

The issue with Dinwiddie isn’t talent — it’s health. He tore his ACL in a game against Washington on January 12 and probably isn’t quite ready for basketball right now. It’s tough to judge what he can do for the Pistons, but his versatility should help him earn playing time quick when he’s finally healthy.

He’s also a very smart guy, sounds very likable. Watch the video below, he’s got a very Kim English-esque personality.

From the Experts (spoiler: you guys will LOVE the last sentence)

ESPN’s Chad Ford wrote on Thursday:

This is a great pick for the Pistons. Dinwiddie would’ve been a first-round pick if he hadn’t blown out his ACL. He’s a big guard who can play both the 1 and the 2. He’s not a great athlete, but he’s very crafty and has a high basketball IQ. The Pistons could use a player like this in their backcourt. He’s the anti-Brandon Jennings.


[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_8FX6VbbNw]

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