Spencer Dinwiddie has been waived by the Chicago Bulls. He will be a free agent and can now sign wherever he pleases.
The Chicago Bulls have released Spencer Dinwiddie, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 21, 2016
Dinwiddie, one of the greatest Buffaloes of all time, was drafted by the Detroit Pistons 38th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. Detroit drafted him a mere five months after he tore his ACL in a game at Washington.
Detroit was confident that Dinwiddie would be able to recover from his injury and contribute down the road. Dinwiddie recovered in due time, but his contributions weren’t significant enough for him to crack the Pistons’ guard rotation.
Detroit had a roster crunch this offseason and traded Dinwiddie to the Chicago Bulls for former New Mexico star Cameron Bairstow, whom they cut shortly thereafter. Chicago was short on guards — they traded Derrick Rose that week — so it was reasonable that Dinwiddie would find playing time under coach Fred Hoiberg.
A few weeks later, Chicago signed a pair of former All-Star guards in Dwyane Wade (a Chicago native) and Rajon Rondo (an asshole). To make room on the roster, Chicago waived Dinwiddie. Then they resigned him a month later after he led them to a Summer League championship.
Chicago has now waived Dinwiddie a second time, but it’s highly unlikely he would re-sign with them again. Chicago had a roster crunch at guard earlier — hence the first waiving — but are even tighter now that they just traded for point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
Dinwiddie, always in a positive mood, isn’t too bummed about being waived, it seems. He took to Twitter to troll some fans after hearing the news.