Report: Milwaukee Bucks pursued trade for Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie

Peter Dewey
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The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly pursued a trade for Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie this offseason.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Dinwiddie was one of the many players that the Bucks tried to acquire to improve their roster around Giannis Antetokounmpo.

“Milwaukee acquired star swingman Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster trade during NBA Draft week, parting with three first-round picks and two pick swaps,” Charania wrote. “Bucks GM Jon Horst and his front office had a mandate this summer to improve the roster, and for them a former All-Star and two-way stalwart in Holiday meant more than draft picks for the goal of championship contention. Milwaukee also pursued players such as Indiana Pacers two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie during the offseason, sources said. Around Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have built a supporting cast of Holiday, All-Star Khris Middleton and All-NBA defensive center Brook Lopez.”

While the Bucks were unable to land Dinwiddie, he would have been a nice addition. Moreover, acquiring him would’ve likely weakened another Eastern Conference foe in Brooklyn.

Last season, Dinwiddie averaged 20.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

He will likely see a decrease in his role in Brooklyn this season with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both healthy.

As for the Bucks, they will move forward with their star trio of Antetokounmpo, Holiday and Khris Middleton.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball, football and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.