Spencer Dinwiddie’s hard work has paid off, and he’s finally going to be paid for it. On Thursday, the former Colorado Buffaloes star signed a 3-year, $34 million extension with a player option in the third year.
As a second round pick and G League signee, Dinwiddie was severely underpaid relative to his performance. Now in his fifth year, he has made roughly $5 million total — total — in his career. His rookie contract with the Pistons was below $1 million annually, as was his first partially guaranteed contract with the Nets. His latest two-year contract paid him roughly $1.5 million per year. This payday was a long time coming as it means Dinwiddie can finally pay his Brooklyn rent.
This contract extension comes immediately after Dinwiddie dropped 39 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. It was a tour de force that shows why Brooklyn sees him as a building block for their future. Dinwiddie was doing everything for the Nets, who have relied upon his playmaking, poise and shooting ability to lead the offense after Caris LeVert’s injury. With the impending (restrictive) free agency of D’Angelo Russell, it appears the Nets may have chosen the former Lakers fan as the point guard of their future.
Big shoutout to Spencer for earning this contract. He deserves nothing but the best and we’re always proud of his accomplishments.