In one of Bleacher Report’s latest articles, the publication suggested that a deal for point guard Spencer Dinwiddie might put the Miami Heat over the hump.
The proposed deal would see Pat Riley send Andre Iguodala and a future first-round draft pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dinwiddie and young forward Dzanan Musa.
In exchange for the newest member of the Heat and a future draft selection, Miami would receive a starting-caliber point guard. Would this kind of deal appeal to the Miami, and would the Brooklyn play ball in dealing their one of their starting five?
Dinwiddie’s been a spot-starter at both guard positions for the Nets this year with Kyrie Irving having missed a majority of the year. The result? He’s averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 64 appearances for the club, who’s 30-34 walking into Orlando.
We do know that the Heat are going to be looking for a longterm answer at point guard sooner rather than later. Goran Dragic is an unrestricted free agent after this year, and Kendrick Nunn is only signed just through the 2020-2021 season.
But is Dinwiddie the answer? He’s under contract 2022, set to make $23.7 million until then. As the Heat maintain 2021 cap space as their top priority, it’s hard to see them taking on any extra salary; even in the form of a potential starter to aid their championship hopes.
While the six-year veteran would keep up a consistent scoring presence for this Miami team, the fact of the matter is that they have their eyes on bigger fish. It’s also hard to see the club giving up Iguodala in any trade, considering they just signed the 2015 Finals MVP to an extension.
This isn’t the first time the Heat have been linked to Dinwiddie, but you can read more on that here. Whether or not there’s any merit to these rumors has yet to be seen or heard.
Pat Riley and this Miami Heat front office are angling to make some sort of blockbuster trade in between now and the 2021 offseason. Despite the latest reading from Bleacher Report, it’s hard to see that deal happening with the Brooklyn Nets for point guard Spencer Dinwiddie.