2. Spencer Dinwiddie
Dinwiddie is the surprise addition to the buyout market from deadline day. The 6’5 guard was traded from Brooklyn to Toronto on Feb. 8, and the Raptors are waiving him to avoid paying him a $1.5 million contract bonus. Dinwiddie is a proven role player capable of getting buckets, making plays, and being an impactful piece of a postseason rotation.
Dinwiddie averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in 2023 playoffs and helped the Mavericks reach the conference finals in 2022. Every contender should have interest in signing the 30-year-old point guard. There have been issues, including the Nets being eager to trade him before the deadline, but he is a proven contributor.
Dinwiddie was making $20.3 million before being bought out, which means teams over the first tax apron cannot sign him. His shooting dropped off after returning to Brooklyn, but the 6’5 guard shot over 40 percent from 3-point range during his 76 games with the Mavericks. Philly would need his shooting to return to make a massive impact.
The Sixers should have interest, but a native of Philadelphia and fellow point guard appears to be their top target. The six-time All-Star has shown interest in joining the 76ers, but can they finally make it happen?