Spencer Dinwiddie’s Upcoming Contract Exceeds Josh Hart’s $81 Million Four-Year Deal

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s next contract could be worth more than Josh Hart’s four-year, $81 million deal, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
‣ Dinwiddie, who is currently in the final season of a three-year, $54 million deal, is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
‣ Despite the Brooklyn Nets’ backcourt injuries, Dinwiddie has helped the team remain competitive, with the Nets currently on a 12-game winning streak in the month of December.

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Spencer Dinwiddie, the Brooklyn Nets guard, is on the brink of a new contract. Brian Lewis of the New York Post suggests that it could be worth more than Josh Hart’s four-year, $81 million deal.

Lewis wrote, “While he might not get the four-year, $128 million extension he’s eligible for, the feeling in league circles is he could exceed Josh Hart’s four years and $81 million.” Interesting, huh?

Now, let’s talk about the Nets’ odds. According to several NBA betting sites, the Brooklyn Nets are ranked 24th in terms of odds to win this season’s championship. It’s a bit surprising, isn’t it? Even the Atlanta Hawks and Indiana Pacers are showing better odds in sportsbooks.

Dinwiddie, who’s now 30, is in the final season of his three-year, $54 million deal. He signed this with Brooklyn as part of a sign-and-trade agreement with the Washington Wizards back in August 2021. His current contract has $7.71 million in total incentives.

This season, Dinwiddie is making $18.85 million with the Nets. The 10-year veteran is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. So, the question is – will his extension be between $81 million to $128 million?

Injuries have been a pain for Brooklyn’s backcourt this season. Ben Simmons (hip), Dennis Smith Jr. (back), Cam Thomas (ankle), and Lonnie Walker IV (hamstring) have all been affected.

Despite these setbacks, Dinwiddie has stepped up. Brooklyn is 6-4 in its last 10 games. In fact, dating back to last season, the Nets are currently on a 12-game winning streak in the month of December.

Dinwiddie said, “Credit to my teammates. We all have a next-man-up mentality, and everybody does a good job of filling in for guys that are out. We’re hopeful Ben comes back soon, because obviously we’re a better team at full health.”

Through 18 starts this season, Dinwiddie is averaging 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 31.4 minutes per game. Not bad, right? He’s shooting 40.9% from the floor, 35.3% beyond the arc, and 80.3% at the foul line.

In Brooklyn’s 124-104 win over the Orlando Magic on Nov. 14, Dinwiddie recorded a season-high 29 points, five rebounds, and nine assists in 38 minutes of action. The Nets’ 20-point victory against Orlando was their second-best win of the win. The Magic’s nine-game win streak was snapped on Saturday, when Brooklyn defeated them 129-101.

So, what’s next for Dinwiddie? Only time will tell.

James Shotwell
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