Could the Detroit Pistons bring back Spencer Dinwiddie?

Detroit Pistons Spencer Dinwiddie. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons Spencer Dinwiddie. (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Detroit Pistons reportedly had interest in Spencer Dinwiddie at the trade deadline and talks could come back this summer. Here’s what it could take.

Going into this year’s offseason, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the future of the franchise and more specifically the point guard position. After the buyout of Reggie Jackson’s contract, it was made pretty clear that the Pistons want someone else at the position.

Fred VanVleet has been the dream for many of the Pistons faithful but due to his restricted free agent status and his recent comments about Coach Dwane Casey, it seems that he will be in Toronto for the long haul. Another option is his teammate, Kyle Lowry, who has a bloated contract and is starting to really show his age.

Finally, the draft is the last option for the Pistons. In a point-guard rich class, names like LaMelo Ball, Killian Hayes, Tyrese Haliburton, Cole Anthony, Tyrese Maxey, have all been mocked to the Pistons at some point.

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Then, from out of the clouds, Rod Beard retweeted a story by SNY’s Ian Begley, who reported the Pistons trading for Spencer Dinwiddie, giving the comment that all Pistons fans were thinking, “Say what, now?”

I’m in full agreement with the rest of the tweet, do anything that is necessary to get Dinwiddie back to the place where he was drafted, our beloved Pistons.

After being traded to Brooklyn, Dinwiddie has blossomed into one of the top point guards in the league, going from 7.3 points per game to 12.6, to 16.8 last season, and now up to 20.8 points per game this season, a career high. The only reason Dinwiddie isn’t a household name is due to him being the sixth man on the Nets roster behind All-Stars D’Angelo Russell the past two seasons, and Kyrie Irving this year. However, Irving’s had injury problems this season allowing Dinwiddie to start 42 of his 57 games this season, leading to career highs across the board.

While trading away Dinwiddie might not be the best idea for the Nets, Dinwiddie would be a perfect player to lead a rebuild here in the Motor City, and here’s why.