Over the last few days, one of the hottest free-agency rumors around the NBA involved Spencer Dinwiddie joining the Washington Wizards via a sign-and-trade. There were numerous reports that mentioned Dinwiddie’s interest in joining the Wizards.
However, on “The Alex Kennedy Podcast,” Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report discussed why Dinwiddie to the Wizards is far from a guarantee at this point.
“There’s starting to be some speculation about how legitimate that buzz has been," Fischer mentioned early in the episode.
But even if Dinwiddie and the Wizards are determined to get a deal done, Fischer explained why the Brooklyn Nets could throw a wrench in their plan.
“It came really strong over the weekend; I know Shams Charania and Fred Katz also reported it at The Athletic, so it clearly got around the league and is something that’s been rumored and talked about,” Fischer said. “But I’m not so sure if it’s entirely happening right now. It doesn’t sound like there’s much interest from Brooklyn in this current state to take back Kyle Kuzma or Montrezl Harrell in a sign-and-trade, and that’s a necessary piece that would have to happen in order for Washington to get Spencer Dinwiddie at a number that is more than the mid-level… I just don’t think the book is shut and the chapter is closed on Spencer Dinwiddie to Washington. But I do still think there’s absolutely mutual interest.”