Could the Detroit Pistons bring back Spencer Dinwiddie?

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

The fit

The Brooklyn Nets won the 2019 offseason by signing Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan. This instantly made the Nets a contender for the 2020-21 season as Durant was going to miss this season, and with Uncle Drew and KD healthy, that duo rivals any in the league. Personally, I would have opted for a different co-star other that Irving due to Russell and Dinwiddie being on the roster but Durant chose Irving so Russell was traded to Golden State.

There was a lot of speculation on what the Nets were going to do with Dinwiddie, however he stayed put in Brooklyn. Dinwiddie has shown that he shouldn’t be coming off the bench due to his scoring average, so will he be moved for veterans and players that will help the Nets win now?

We shall see.

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As for the Detroit side of things, the Pistons would be crazy to not go after Dinwiddie. His contract being a yearly cap hit of $10.6 million, $11.3 million and $12.6 million dollars from 2019-2022 is one of the best and most affordable contracts, on par with Josh Richardson and Robert Covington. No one, even Brooklyn, expected to have Dinwiddie become a solid player in the league and that could be said with a lot of the young Pistons. Christian Wood fills that mold exactly so Dinwiddie could be able to share his experiences with some of the other young Pistons who will have to take a step forward in order for this team to be competitive any time soon.

Dinwiddie’s cheap contract could be a great asset to have at the trade deadline next year or going forward if the rebuild ends up taking 2-5 years, as the Pistons would be able to buy low on Dinwiddie and sell high, similarly to Covington and Richardson landing Russell (kind of) and Jimmy Butler, respectively.

For a team with championship aspirations, you never know what the price will be for a guy like Dinwiddie. Will they want to flip him for a player like Derrick Rose, would they want future assets? Let’s see what the price will be for the Pistons to realistically land Dinwiddie.