Nets Point Guard Dinwiddie Hopes to Return if Brooklyn Reaches Finals
The Brooklyn Nets are going to be dangerous if they get to the NBA Finals.
As James Harden continues to progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, the Brooklyn Nets are expecting to be even stronger if they are to reach the Finals.
Spencer Dinwiddie is currently rehabbing a partially torn ACL, which he suffered back in December, out in Los Angeles and is expected to be back with the team “sooner than later”. He and the team hopes that he will be ready to return to the court if the Nets are to make the Finals.
“He’s going to be in Brooklyn to support his team,” the source said. “He definitely is.”
Dinwiddie has already returned to doing on-court work with NBA trainer Olin Simplis. Although a few weeks ago, Nets head coach said that he doesn’t expect Dinwiddie back this postseason, things are always subject to change if the rehab continues to go as well as it has.
“I don’t think so. We haven’t seen him since the turn of the year almost,” Nash said back in May. “It’s very difficult to, one, expose him to full NBA playoff basketball with the type of injury he has. We want to look out for his long-term health, first and foremost. And second of all, adapting back to the team environment. All those things together, it seems like it’s probably very unlikely. But who knows? Stranger things have happened.”
Dinwiddie, who has turned himself into an All-Star calibre player pre-injury, is set to be a free agent this offseason and is expected to decline his $12.3 million player option.