Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Taking Creative Path to Eventual Free Agency
Here’s the most interesting sports story you will hear all weekend.
With some ongoing turbulence in Brooklyn and rumours of the Brooklyn Nets potentially looking to trade certain assets to create space for one more All-Star to pair with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, one Nets player in particular already has an eye out for free agency.
Spencer Dinwiddie is prepping far in advance one would say.
The earliest the point guard can become a free agent is following the 2020-21 season, but he also holds a player option for the 2021-22 season. That has not stopped Dinwiddie from taking a different approach for his eventual free agency.
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) May 16, 2020
Dinwiddie is putting his future in the hands of the fans. On Friday, the 27-year old started a GoFundMe with the hope of reaching exactly $24,632,630 which “will allow the fan base to determine” the team he will select in free agency. The following was written on his campaign page:
“I’m simply creating this GoFundMe as my commitment to my previous tweets. As of now 2625.8 BTC is roughly equivalent to $24,632,630 USD. If we hit the target then I will allow the fan base to determine my next team decision and sign a one year contract at that destination. If we do not hit the target goal then I will be donating 100% of this campaign to charity. Fan engagement comes in all shapes and sizes, let’s have fun folks!”
An avid investor in Bitcoin, Dinwiddie also provided more detail for The Athletic’s Shams Charania:
“Shoe companies and endorsers influence team decisions all the time. My/our biggest endorsers will always be the fans, so I want to have some fun with this while we’re all under quarantine. I hope no owners/team personnel participate so there’s no impropriety on this one of a kind endorsement deal.”
Now this is wild!