Chicago Bulls: 3 early trade targets for Arturas Karnisovas

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player. 147. Point Guard. Age: 27. Spencer Dinwiddie. 1. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

The immediate future of the Brooklyn Nets franchise is going to be trying to win an NBA Championship with a core built around superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The pairing hasn’t worked out yet since KD missed the entire season so far from his torn achilles suffered in the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors last year and Kyrie’s nagging shoulder injury.

But it doesn’t make much sense for the Nets to build around players like point guard Spencer Dinwiddie and shooting guard Caris LeVert if they have Kyrie and KD in the mix. It would be interesting to see what the Nets could do if both of them returned at least somewhat healthy for a playoff run post-COVID-19-indefinite suspension.

There was a point in time in which the Bulls had Dinwiddie in Training Camp (after landing him from the Detroit Pistons), and they let him go for almost nothing. That was a mistake on behalf of the former lead front office regime of John Paxson and Gar Forman. Hopefully this new-look Bulls front office under the direction of Karnisovas and Eversley wouldn’t do the same.

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Moreover, in 64 games played with the Nets this season (49 of which he started), Dinwiddie was a dark horse All-Star reserve candidate for the Eastern Conference. He averaged 20.6 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 0.6 steals. Dinwiddie did that while shooting 41.5 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 77.8 percent from the charity stripe.

The Bulls would likely have to give up something major to land Dinwiddie, but it would be worth it to get a difference maker who would be a good fit in the Windy City.