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Report: Executives expect Spencer Dinwiddie to command a contract in the ‘high teens’ and leave the Nets: ‘I don’t get the sense he wants to be there’

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According to a recent report, some NBA executives feel that Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will leave the team in free agency and seek a salary bump elsewhere.

“’I think Spencer will get high teens (annually),’ one NBA executive told HoopsHype,” Michael Scotto wrote.

“‘Dinwiddie seems like he’s leaving,’ another NBA executive predicted when speaking with HoopsHype. ‘He’ll have a high salary number. I don’t see him staying regardless. I don’t get the sense he wants to be there.'”

It was reported earlier this morning that Dinwiddie intends to decline his player option for the 2021-22 season and become a free agent.

It’s well-documented that Dinwiddie is recovering from a partially torn ACL tear in his right knee. The timing of the injury was unfortunate for the 28-year-old, as his value was at an all-time high before he was lost for the 2020-21 season after just three games.

The last time NBA fans and executives got to watch Dinwiddie play a full season was in 2019-20. That year, he averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

If Dinwiddie does leave the Nets, it would be a big loss for a team that could have used him throughout the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Brooklyn would likely have to explore other options on the free-agent market in order to fill the void.

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