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Colorado Buffaloes in the NBA: Spencer Dinwiddie cements starting role

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The Forever Buff has been superb this season.

Brooklyn Nets v Phoenix Suns Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Spencer Dinwiddie continues to amaze. The Colorado Buffaloes legend has taken over as starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. Dinwiddie will start for the foreseeable future after D’Angelo Russell underwent knee surgery and will be out indefinitely.

Dinwiddie has been superb this season and he deserves this role. In 24 minutes per game this season, he has averaged 11.0 points, 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Extrapolate those numbers per 36 minutes and your folk hero is at 16.6 points, 8.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds, elite numbers matched only by John Wall, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Dinwiddie is also shooting a ridiculous 44.6% from three, which brings up this wonderful stat:

While we’re on Dinwiddie-themed tweets from Dan Favale, here’s this:

The Nets are in fine shape shape because Dinwiddie somehow gets more efficient when he’s starting and playing more minutes. Without D’Angelo Russell in the lineup, Dinwiddie has been spectacular. Back in October, he outdueled LeBron James in the final minutes and hit a game-winner from 30 feet out. On Friday’s win over Utah, he had an even better game as he put up 25 points (9-14 from the field, 6-10 from 3), 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Expect Dinwiddie’s run to continue, especially if keeps shooting at an elite level and making plays like this:

We couldn’t be more proud of Spencer and we are so excited for his breakout season.