NBA Rumors: "He's A Shell Of His Former Self" — Wizards Looking To Move Dinwiddie


When the Washington Wizards gave guard Spencer Dinwiddie a 3-year, $62M contract in an offseason sign-and-trade, they were hoping to have found a running-mate for Bradley Beal that could take on a load of the scoring, and leadership burden. But according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, things have gone sour, fast, for Dinwiddie in D.C., and they're looking to move him. 

The Wizards want to move Dinwiddie because he looks like a shell of his former self and his teammates don’t want him there. 

Ouch. O'Connor doesn't pull any punches, making it clear the Wizards would like to trade him as soon as possible.

Dinwiddie's scoring is down nearly 7 points a game this season from his last full year in Brooklyn, at just 13.2 points a game, to go along with his 38.6% FG shooting, and 31.5% from long range. 

Dinwiddie, himself, has called his status with the Wizards "an interesting situation", and says "I spoke up a little bit early on [this season]. It wasn't necessarily welcomed."

The Wizards have struggled since their hot start to the season, and now, on the heels of a 5-game losing streak, sit 11th in the Eastern Conference. 

GM Tommy Sheppard has said that every player except Bradley Beal is available at the trade deadline.

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