And, perhaps most importantly, Dinwiddie’s desire to stay should outweigh the enticing prospect of unknown possibilities. It’s good to put your money on the side of familiarity when you can, especially when everything seems tailored to what your favor. “I would love to have an extension,” Dinwiddie said himself last week. “I would love to be here for a long time. If I don’t get an extension, then I’ll be looking forward to unrestricted free agency.”
Asked before the Nets faced the Knicks if his agent, Raymond Brothers, had received an offer from Nets general manager Sean Marks, Dinwiddie smiled and shrugged. “I haven’t talked to my agent and Sean,” he said. “Nothing has happened. Right now, I’m looking forward to free agency.” Marks declined to comment before the game on whether there have been any negotiations.
“Theoretically, as an unrestricted free agent, I could sign for anything,” Dinwiddie said. Kenny Atkinson clearly considers Dinwiddie a vital part of the organization by the way he uses him to help close games. “Big speed,” Atkinson said of Dinwiddie’s driving skill. “His ability to get downhill and get past people is a big reason why we trust him.”
Albert Nahmad: Spencer Dinwiddie is now eligible to sign an extension with Nets that could pay up to 4 years, $47.5M: -19-20: $10,605,600 -20-21: $11,454,048 -21-22: $12,302,496 -22-23: $13,150,944 If not, he’ll be UFA next summer but Nets have full Bird rights with just a $1.6M cap hold.
Greg Logan: While @Spencer Dinwiddie is at foul line completing 3-point play, #BrooklynBrigade chants "Extension! Extension!" Followed by "Five more days!" Reference to Dec. 8 when Dinwiddie is first eligible for extension of up to 4 years for $47.5 million.
September 27, 2021 | 7:28 pm EDT Update
CJ McCollum: I think it’s important we don’t lose sight of the fact that 90% of the league is vaccinated. Happy Monday.
Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson on the state of his game: “I can make a lot of jump shots. Pretty good at defensive sliding. My timing is a little off. Reaction time’s not there. That’s being rusty two years. I anticipate in the next four weeks playing 5-on-5 again.” pic.twitter.com/Nk9YDlfyGL