The Brooklyn Nets have signed former Colorado star Spencer Dinwiddie from the NBA D-League to a three-year contract (non-guaranteed).
The 6-6, 200-pound point guard was fourth in the NBADL in assists, averaging 19.4 points, 8.1 dimes, and 2.2 steals this season with the Windy City Bulls.
Dinwiddie was also shooting a blistering 42 percent from three-point land.
“It gives us another chance to look at a guy who’s played pretty darn well in the D-League,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters of the signing. “I thought it was a smart move by [GM] Sean [Marks] and his group. Spencer’s got a good feel for the game, good I.Q., and it gives us more depth.”
The Brooklyn club saw what Dinwiddie could do first hand when he poured in 25 points with 12 assists in a 120-116 victory over the Long Island Nets at the Barclays Center in late November.
“I’m very blessed for the opportunity,” said Dinwiddie. “I don’t know what the immediate future holds for me as far as ‘role,’ or playing time or anything like that. I’m just here to get to work and obviously I want to earn time on the floor, for sure.”
A college star at Colorado, Dinwiddie led the team in points and assists as a junior in 2013-14, averaging 14.7 points and 3.8 assists before missing the last 18 games of season with an ACL injury.
The 38th overall pick in the 2014 Draft by Detroit, Dinwiddie has averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 assists in two NBA seasons with the Pistons.
The Nets are hoping that Dinwiddie can match the success of their other D-League signee Sean Kilpatrick, who is the currently Net’s second leading scorer this season at 16.7 points a game.
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