Report: Washington Wizards players don’t want Spencer Dinwiddie on the team

Brad Sullivan
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Spencer Dinwiddie’s tenure with the Washington Wizards is apparently not destined to end well.

A new report indicates that his own teammates don’t want him on the team. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer noted that Dinwiddie’s days with the Wizards appear to be numbered.

“The Wizards want to move Dinwiddie because he looks like a shell of his former self and his teammates don’t want him there,” O’Connor wrote.

The 28-year-old Dinwiddie has started all 40 of the games that he’s played with the Wizards this season. In those games, he’s averaging 13.2 points, 5.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.

During the 2019-20 season, Dinwiddie made major contributions for the Brooklyn Nets, but he ran into a huge setback after appearing in just three games in the 2020-21 season.

Dinwiddie suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee in December of 2020 and spent the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign on the shelf.

The 2021-22 season is Dinwiddie’s first in a Wizards uniform. Although there were high hopes for the impact he’d make with Washington, it certainly seems like things aren’t going as hoped.

There’s no guarantee that the Wizards will end up dealing Dinwiddie to another team before this season’s trade deadline comes and goes, so they might have to keep playing him. Time will tell how the situation unfolds.

After a strong start to the season, the Wizards are now battling to simply contend for a playoff berth. Their next game will be on the road Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are enjoying another solid campaign.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.