Nets agree to three-year extension with Spencer Dinwiddie
Deal is worth $34 million and begins in the 2019-20 season
The Brooklyn Nets agreed to a three-year extension with point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, the team announced Thursday.
Dinwiddie, who was in the last year of his contract, has been with the Nets since 2016. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi, the deal begins in the 2019-20 season and is worth $34 million with the third year being a player option.
The point guard is averaging a career-best 16.9 points per game despite coming off the bench to go with 4.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 36.8 percent from three-point range. Dinwiddie started 58 of the 80 games he played in a breakout 2017-18 season. His 524 assists last season were seventh in the NBA.
BREAKING: We have reached an agreement in principle with Spencer Dinwiddie on a contract extension. pic.twitter.com/iYLvc8XTNC- Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 13, 2018
Dinwiddie put up a career-high 39 points in a win over the Sixers on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. He has now scored in double figures for 22 consecutive games off the bench, a Nets franchise record.
The 25-year-old became extension eligible on Dec. 8 and could have received up to four years and $47 million. After agreeing to the deal, Dinwiddie expressed his gratitude through social media.
A colorful character on and off the court, Dinwiddie recently released his own brand of shoes on the day he became extension eligible. He's worn a custom pair of his sneakers, called K8iros, in every game this season.
After attending Colorado, Dinwiddie was drafted in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He was traded to the Chicago Bulls in June 2016 and subsequently waived. Finding success in the NBA D-League, Dinwiddie earned an initial contract with the Nets, which he signed on Dec. 8, 2016.