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Even though he’s only 24 years old, Spencer Dinwiddie is already keenly aware of how much the business side of the NBA comes into play in regards to the trade deadline.
With the deadline set for today at 3 p.m., the Brooklyn Nets guard says he wants to remain in Brooklyn, but realizes it’s not his call.
“The great part about this organization is that (general manager) Sean Marks and (coach) Kenny [Atkinson] are always going to be diligent in the process, trying to improve the team not only by thinking about now, but thinking long-term,” Dinwiddie said in a story on NetsDaily. “And you have to respect that whichever way that happens.
“Obviously, I was a beneficiary of that last year. If I’m moved, I’m moved. That’s just the way it goes.”
Dinwiddie, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard, is averaging career highs in points (13.5), rebounds (3.3), assists (6.6) and minutes (28.4) in this, his fourth season in the league.
The University of Colorado product, taken by the Nets in the second round of the 2014 draft with the 38th overall selection, is making $1.5 million this season and is set to earn $1.7 million in 2018-19.
Dinwiddie is comfortable in Brooklyn, but is aware his name is out there in the NBA’s rumor mill.
“With the way everything has gone, Brooklyn is home,” he said. “But I also understand the business of basketball and the way the NBA works.
“Anything can happen at any time, so you just have to be prepared and act professional as possible.”