Dinwiddie Believes he Could Fill Draymond Green Role with Nets
At this point, one must question what goes on in Spencer Dinwiddie’s head.
As an interesting offseason continues in Brooklyn, one that has included the hiring of Steve Nash and Kyrie Irving claiming the Nets don’t need a head coach to succeed, Dinwiddie has chosen to enter the chat.
The veteran point guard is coming off yet another successful season and with rumours swirling of the Nets looking to add a third star to the dynamic duo of Irving and Kevin Durant, Dinwiddie has decided to make a case for why his role should be valued by the organization. That is, if you view Spencer Dinwiddie’s role the same way Spencer Dinwiddie views his role.
“Obviously, we don’t know who’s going to start, who’s coming off the bench. That’s with KD and Kyrie excluded, of course,” explained Dinwiddie on ESPN’s The Jump. “But really with all of this being formed, I view myself if we’re going with the Golden State model as the Draymond Green, the glue. Sometimes, I get 10 boards, sometimes, I get 10 assists. Sometimes, I score a little bit more because obviously, we have a super dynamic point guard.”
Of course, if you were wondering, Dinwiddie has never recorded double-digit boards in his career, but to each their own.
The 27-year old averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 assist per game last season while starting up a failure of a GoFundMe campaign in the process. Although it remains uncertain whether Dinwiddie will return to the Nets in the new year or is packaged in a trade for a third star, he believes that the Nash hiring will only help him continue to flourish with the Nets.
“His basketball acumen is second to none,” commented Dinwiddie of Nash. “Multi-time MVP, one of the greatest point guards of all time, somebody that you can learn a ton from. And being in the position that I’m in, he also had the kind of career where he played some of his best basketball late. So, just a career-arc and career path that I would love to follow. So it’s a match made in heaven for me.”
Ladies and gentleman, the Draymond Green of the Brooklyn Nets.