Spencer Dinwiddie made an interesting announcement on Twitter Friday night, saying that he will allow the fans to decide where he plays next.
Dinwiddie has played in Brooklyn since the 2016-17 season and he has become a huge piece to the Nets’ success over the past three seasons. In four seasons with Brooklyn, Dinwiddie has averaged 14.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game.
If you were wondering why the target number is so specific, it’s because $24,632,630 is approximately the value of 2,625.8 BTC (bitcoin). Why the target number is 2,625.8 BTC is a bit of a mystery, but that’s what Dinwiddie has determined.
The question is, what happens if the fans don’t donate a total of $24,632,630? Will he sign back with the Nets? Will he make his own decision? Dinwiddie didn’t say what would happen in the case that the set goal isn’t reached, but he did say he will donate all the money to charity if the number isn’t reached.
Dinwiddie would be a pretty big loss for the Nets as he started in 49 of the 64 games he played In 2019-20. Since he is able to play point guard or shooting guard, he has been huge for Brooklyn and this past season was the best of his career.
With an average of 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game, Dinwiddie was very important for the injury-riddled Nets, who were without Kyrie Irving for an extended period of time.
Dinwiddie is under contract with the Nets through the 2020-21 season, plus a player option for the 2021-22 season. However, if Dinwiddie’s GoFundMe page reaches the target number, one would assume he would decline his player option.
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He is currently the third-highest paid player on the Nets roster, so losing him would free up a good amount of cap space which would allow for Brooklyn to find his replacement. The good news for the Nets is that a fully-healthy Brooklyn team wouldn’t be hit too hard without Dinwiddie.
Here is what the Nets COULD look like without Spencer Dinwiddie:
The reason there is a TBD is because both Joe Harris and Wilson Chandler are set to become free agents following the 2019-20 season, whenever it officially ends. That being said, the Nets might use the free cap space to fill their hole at forward.
All that being said, Dinwiddie will probably not be a Brooklyn Net after his contract expires, whether he reaches his goal or not. With that in mind, the Nets need to look for a forward in free agency or through the draft before the 2021-22 season gets underway.