Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie off to Wizards in wild five-team trade

The numbers didn’t add up for the Brooklyn Nets and Spencer Dinwiddie.

The numbers didn’t add up for the Brooklyn Nets and Spencer Dinwiddie.

The backup point guard expectedly agreed to a sign-and-trade deal Wednesday with the Washington Wizards, netting him a three-year, $62 million deal, according to multiple reports.

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The transaction is part of a five-team deal, which will return to the Nets a 2024 second-round pick and a 2025 draft swap from the Wizards, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Dinwiddie’s departure was all but inevitable after Brooklyn’s signing of Patty Mills on Tuesday. Mills, also a point guard, signed a two-year, $12 million deal that pushed the Nets’ projected tax bill from $92.6 million to $121.8 million according to former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks, now with ESPN.

The 28-year-old Dinwiddie played just three games last season because of a torn ACL, but averaged 14.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 274 games with the Nets.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Matt Craig

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