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Draft Reality: Spencer Dinwiddie

Info

  • Measurables: 6-6, 205 pounds, junior guard from Colorado

  • Key Stats: 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 46 FG%, 41 3ptFG%, 85 FT% on 7 attempts/game.

  • Drafted: Pick No. 38. 

Fits with the Pistons because …

He’s a talented perimeter player. The Pistons biggest need going into the draft was on the perimeter, and Dinwiddie is the kind of versatile player that makes sense in the second round. He’s an efficient player, and he’s a guy who took care of the ball (1.8 turnovers per game) on a team where he was their ONLY offensive creator.

The issue with Dinwiddie isn’t talent — it’s health. He tore his ACL in a game against Washington on January 12 and probably isn’t quite ready for basketball right now. It’s tough to judge what he can do for the Pistons, but his versatility should help him earn playing time quick when he’s finally healthy.

He’s also a very smart guy, sounds very likable. Watch the video below, he’s got a very Kim English-esque personality.

From the Experts (spoiler: you guys will LOVE the last sentence)

ESPN’s Chad Ford wrote on Thursday:

This is a great pick for the Pistons. Dinwiddie would’ve been a first-round pick if he hadn’t blown out his ACL. He’s a big guard who can play both the 1 and the 2. He’s not a great athlete, but he’s very crafty and has a high basketball IQ. The Pistons could use a player like this in their backcourt. He’s the anti-Brandon Jennings.

Highlights

5 Comments

  • Jun 26, 201411:43 pm
    by I HATE?

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    When Stan said he wasn’t going for athletes with upside Spencer moved at the top of my list

  • Jun 26, 201411:46 pm
    by Max

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    Off Topic:  SVG just said on ESPN radio that team has to change its thinking regarding playing Drummond, Monroe and Smith together like they did last year and said they can be a great rotation of bigs. 

    • Jun 27, 201412:05 am
      by Brady Fredericksen

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      I think he’s pandering to the rest of the league. He’s a smart guy, and if he says he thinks Josh Smith can still play (whether he really does or not) that has an impact if he is approached for a trade.

  • Jun 27, 20145:14 am
    by Haan

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    That becomes quite a laundry list of weaknesses in the second half of compilation, which was made prior to the serious knee injury.  Still, I think the team found excellent (potential) value at #38.

  • Jun 27, 201412:25 pm
    by Anthony

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    I would of rather took a chance on GRIII then a guy who tore his ACL in January?

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