One of the Bulls biggest mistakes that is often rehashed by the more intense members of the fan base is letting go of the former Colorado Buffaloes 6-foot-5 27-year-old point guard Spencer Dinwiddie before he had the chance to develop. Dinwiddie was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Bulls back in 2016 just for a return of Cameron Bairstow.
The Bulls would then waive Dinwiddie less than one month after he arrived from the Pistons in the first place. They would sign him down to a new contract later in that same month. Then, he would be waived by the Bulls in Training Camp prior to the start of the 2016-17 season. Once and for all (at least up to this point), Dinwiddie was out of the Windy City.
Roughly three months after the Bulls waived him, the Brooklyn Nets singed Dinwiddie to a multi-year contract. That proved to be a savvy move by the Nets front office. He even got an extension two years later on the original deal he signed in December 2016. Dinwiddie was nearly a first-time All-Star selection earlier this season.
So far through 64 games in the season that is currently placed on pause due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Dinwiddie is registering very solid per game stats. He’s averaging 20.6 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 0.6 steals, while shooting 41.5 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 77.8 percent from the charity stripe.
His natural volume scoring ability and solid court vision would be a massive help to a Bulls team that could really use a point guard of his caliber at this point in time.