The 30-year-old point guard is having a down season as he is averaging 12.7 points per game on 38.9% shooting from the field. His minutes and role saw a significant reduction even with the team desperately needing his skill set. He was left on the bench on various occasions in the fourth quarter of close games.
His lack of efficiency on the offensive end is certainly hurting the Brooklyn Nets, but Dinwiddie is still a valuable player. He is just asked to do too much on this offensively limited team. His role as the primary pick-and-roll operator and one of the main scoring options is too large for him.
However, he can look much better on a different team. He has good size, playmaking, and defensive chops. At this stage of his career, he is likely better utilized as a sixth man on a good team.
Plus, his contract is expiring at the end of the season. With the emergence of Cam Thomas in Brooklyn, there is no need to give Dinwiddie a contract extension in the offseason. If any team is willing to take on Dinwiddie and his $20.3 million expiring salary before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, the Nets should just take that offer even if it's just for a couple of second-round picks and matching salary.
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