Spencer Dinwiddie will sign a three-year, $62 million contract with the Washington Wizards as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The move comes after Washington failed to sign anyone, at least reportedly in the current NBA Free Agency period.
The Wizards are sending a second-round pick and a draft swap to Brooklyn to acquire Spencer Dinwiddie, pairing All-NBA star Bradley Beal and Dinwiddie in the Washington backcourt, sources said. https://t.co/M89YomQL8D— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2021
Due to the desires of the Nets and Wizards, other teams had to be involved. In fact, there will be five teams involved in the deal.
The Wizards will be trading away Chandler Hutchison and their 2022 second round pick to the San Antonio Spurs. They will also send their 2024 second round pick and swap 2025 draft picks to the Nets. Hutchison averaged 5.2 points per game in 18 appearances for Washington last season.
Washington is sending Chandler Hutchinson and a 2022 second-round pick to San Antonio as part of a multi-team deal in the Spencer Dinwiddie sign-and-trade, sources tell ESPN. Brooklyn gets a 2024 second and a 2025 pick swap from Wizards.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 4, 2021
According to Tim Bontemps of ESPN, the 2025 pick swap is between Washington and Brooklyn’s second round picks.
The 2025 swap will be for the better of Golden State's second round pick – which Brooklyn controls – and Washington's second round pick, a league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/cyLJO4h7by— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) August 4, 2021
I mentioned three teams so far, but ultimately this deal includes the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers. This involves the Wizards’ trade for Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for Russell Westbrook as well as the Wizards’ move to acquire Isaiah Jackson, the Lakers’ No. 22 overall pick in this year’s draft, which they used to send to the Indiana Pacers for Aaron Holiday and the No. 31 pick, where they selected Isaiah Todd.
The mega-move comes after some silence, even among reporters, regarding what the Wizards planned on doing in free agency, especially without any option at point guard besides Bradley Beal, who is better suited at shooting guard.
All-in-all, it appears that the Wizards were trying to incorporate the Dinwiddie acquisition and Westbrook trade in one entire mega-move like this. Given all of the moving parts, this is why they were among the last, if not the last NBA team to be reported to sign anyone.
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