Report: Sixers targeting Spencer Dinwiddie following trade deadline rollercoaster

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Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden, left, fights for control of the ball with Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie (26) during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

After an up-and-down trade deadline, the Sixers are looking to the buyout market to fill out the roster.

According to a report from Shams Charania, the Philadelphia 76ers appear to be showing interest in the newly released Spencer Dinwiddie on the buyout market. The Lakers, Mavericks, and Pelicans also are showing interest.

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Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie (26) blocks a shot by Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey (0) during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2023, in New York. The 76ers won 96-88. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Sixers targeting Spencer Dinwiddie

Dinwiddie, who has played with the Brooklyn Nets all season, was sent to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Dennis Schroder at the trade deadline. The Raptors are releasing Dinwiddie to avoid contract bonuses that would trigger for games played.

Who is Spencer Dinwiddie?

Dinwiddie is a 10-year veteran of the NBA and has been a solid starter for most of his career. In Philadelphia, he would have the opportunity to be a lead reserve off the bench behind Tyrese Maxey and newly acquired Buddy Hield. The 30-year-old has had a down season with Brooklyn this year but is still currently averaging 12.6 points and 6.0 assists on 39.1% shooting from the field. He has played the majority of his career in Brooklyn with the Nets but has also spent time in Washington, Detroit, and Dallas.

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Philadelphia 76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr., center, goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie, right, and Nic Claxton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A buyout signing of Dinwiddie’s caliber would be vital for the Sixers this season. At the deadline, they shipped off two of their better point guards Patrick Beverley and Jaden Springer. While it seems like Philadelphia is working to sign Kyle Lowry, should he be released from the Charlotte Hornets, Dinwiddie would still provide the necessary playmaking and scoring that the Sixers have missed out on all season. Dinwiddie is far from a perfect player, but he could be just what the Sixers need to right the ship after the Sixers have lost seven of their last ten games.

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