Report: Dinwiddie to decline $12.3M option, will become free agent

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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will decline his $12.3-million player option for the 2021-22 season and become a free agent this offseason, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

He reportedly had until Monday to make a decision.

The 28-year-old has not played since the third game of the regular season nearly six months ago due to a partial ACL tear in his right knee. He was reportedly eyeing a return in The Finals if the Nets progressed that far. However, Brooklyn's season ended Saturday following its overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

A second-round pick in 2014, Dinwiddie could rank among the best point guards available on the open market this summer. Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley, and Chris Paul (if he turns down his own $44.2-million player option) are likely to command the most interest, though Conley is the youngest in the group at 33.

Dinwiddie recorded 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and three assists per game across three contests this season. However, he had a career year in 2020-21, averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 64 games for Brooklyn while making 49 starts.

Report: Dinwiddie to decline $12.3M option, will become free agent
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