NY Knicks: Team could make a run at Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie, NY Knicks. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks: Spencer Dinwiddie would be worth the gamble

Given the Nets’ current roster construction with money tied up in Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Joe Harris, it’s going to be very difficult to retain Dinwiddie, who will surely test the open market.

An immediate roster upgrade for both next season and beyond, Spencer Dinwiddie should absolutely be in consideration for the Knicks.

We’re at the part of the offseason where the only names some fans can think about are Damian Lillard and Kawhi Leonard, two names who could very much not even be available.

So when you bring up the names of really good unrestricted free agents who aren’t superstars, guys like Dinwiddie, Fournier, or Lowry, there might be a knee-jerk reaction to be baffled by an overpay.

Everyone gets “overpaid” every offseason, it’s what you have to do to sign talent in free agency. The NY Knicks will surely be linked to players of all different skill levels. 

Remember, this team will have a lot of holes to fill with guys like Bullock, Burks, Rose, and Noel becoming free agents. Surely some will be back, but this team wants to make upgrades as well.

For Dinwiddie, he fills not only a big hole for this team but his game should really compliment the other core players nicely.

The NY Knicks don’t have a big guard like Dinwiddie, and he could not only fit the physical, rugged playstyle of the current roster but he would add so much more shot creation and offense to a team that really needs it.

Because of his size and scoring, he’s played plenty of 2-guard in his career as well. NY could get creative with some of their backcourt lineups.

We saw how important having someone who can create their own shot can be with Derrick Rose. Dinwiddie can get you buckets as well. He’s a player who can drop 30+ points any given night. It’s easy to forget just how good he was.

Don’t get it twisted, this doesn’t mean it’s Dinwiddie or bust. There are some other really interesting potential point guard options New York could go for.

Still, given his age, playstyle, and fit with the team, Spencer Dinwiddie should be one of the top options for New York to monitor.

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