Brooklyn Nets Player Review: Spencer Dinwiddie’s breakout season

Where to next?

Brooklyn is in a bind. Russell, Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead and Dinwiddie comprise the Nets point guard depth with Russell touted as the future. This season saw coach Kenny Atkinson choose to incorporate a ‘space and pace’ system where the Nets ranked second in three pointers attempted (35.7) and sixth in pace (101.07).

Dinwiddie’s strength lies in decision making and half-court sets where he is able to manipulate defenses. At 6’6, 200 pounds, he utilises his size and subtle changes of speed to beat defenders one on one. He does not possess the overall speed to blow by defenders but his high IQ and savvy play allows him to pass unscathed. Dinwiddie’s skillset seems like a mismatch with Brooklyn’s schemes, thus the Nets must either trade him while his value is high or alter their game plan. This will be a focus this offseason.

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