Russell Westbrook deal could lead Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie to Wizards

The Russell Westbrook blockbuster could have influence ripples that attain north all the way in which to Brooklyn.

The Wizards are reportedly eyeing Spencer Dinwiddie, with the Nets free agent level guard doubtlessly within the combine to get moved in a sign-and-trade.

While Washington shipped Westbrook to the Lakers, becoming a member of LeBron James and Anthony Davis in a Big Three to rival Brooklyn’s, the deal could produce other implications for the Nets. Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell could be rerouted to the Nets so as to purchase Dinwiddie, in accordance to BetMGM.

After the Nets finished their draft, normal supervisor Sean Marks was predictably coy about any potential trades. But he was stuffed with reward for Dinwiddie, who has recovered from a partially-torn ACL within the third recreation of this previous season and averaged a career-high 20.6 factors the yr earlier than.

Spencer Dinwiddie
Spencer Dinwiddie
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“It’s difficult to discuss the hypotheticals. It sounds like you know more about the upcoming trades and so forth than I do,” Marks stated jokingly when requested in regards to the purported deal. “But we’ve been centered on the draft proper now.

“Spencer obviously being a pending free agent, we’ll have to wait for the right time to talk to him and talk to his agents and his people, and we’ll figure out what’s best for both Spencer and the Nets. And if there’s something to be done where he’s returning, terrific. If there’s not and he’s moving on, look, we wish Spencer all the best. He’s been nothing but a pro his entire time here and to be quite frank, he deserves the right to be a free agent.”

Dinwiddie grew to become a free agent by opting out of the ultimate $12 million yr on his contract. He has brazenly stated whereas he would re-sign if the Nets supplied him 5 years and $125 million, he feels his comps are the four-year, $85 million offers that Malcolm Brogdon and Fred VanVleet received.

Marks wouldn’t brazenly hazard a guess on Dinwiddie’s market. But he positive feels like he is aware of it will likely be pretty excessive.

“Well, I think that gets back to the work that Spencer has put in,” Marks stated. “I can’t tell you what his market is going to be. I can hypothetically have a stab at it. But the good thing for him is he’s likely in line for generational money and he deserves it. He’s put in a lot of work and we obviously are very happy for anybody that’s done that, and deservedly so.”

Marks gushed over departing assistant Mike D’Antoni, who stepped away from his assistant job and received’t be a part of the staff in any capability.

“He was an amazing and is an amazing, amazing coach, and even better individual,” Marks stated. “Our time right here with Mike and studying from him over the previous yr was unbelievable what that what he introduced to our group was completely terrific. We all understand how shut Steve [Nash] and Mike are. And he introduced a dimension to our group that we are going to definitely miss, indubitably.

“But we wish him well. We wish his family well in whatever their endeavors. Look, they’re always welcome back around the Nets, around us. But I think for the time being, as Mike’s mentioned to us, it’s family first. He’s enjoying his family, his wife, Laurel, and we and we wish them well.”

Centers Jeff Green and Blake Griffin are each unrestricted free brokers. Despite the Nets drafting North Carolina’s 6-foot-11, 265 pound Day’Ron Sharpe within the first spherical, Marks stated he desires to re-sign each 30-something veterans.

“I think those guys have done an amazing job for us and would love to bring them back. Love them to be around,” Marks stated. “I feel that’s one thing we’ll simply have to see how all the things settles subsequent week once we’re ready to actually get in entrance of all people and see the place it settles.

“But for what those two brought to our organization, not only on the court, what you guys didn’t see is behind the scenes, both the consummate pros, amazing in the locker room and a pleasure to be around. I can’t speak high enough of either Blake or Jeff and what they [brought], not only what hopefully their time was great but our time with them and what we learned from them as well.”

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