UPDATE (3:04 p.m. PT on Thursday): A day after playing like Steph Curry, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie got paid. He didn't get paid like Steph, but he still got paid.
Brooklyn and Dinwiddie agreed to a contract extension on Tuesday, the team announced.
BREAKING: We have reached an agreement in principle with Spencer Dinwiddie on a contract extension. pic.twitter.com/iYLvc8XTNC— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 13, 2018
According to ESPN and The Athletic, the deal is worth $34 million over three years.
Spencer Dinwiddie will get $34M over a three-year extension with Nets, league source tells ESPN. There will be a player option on third year, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 13, 2018
Dinwiddie came close to Curry's original extension, which was a four-year, $44 million contract with the Warriors.
That's not a bad pay day for a guy that has started just three of 29 games this season. Now, if he can get a five-year, $201 million contract, Dinwiddie will really be playing like Steph.
"Be Like Mike?"
Nah. Spencer Dinwiddie wants to "Be Like Steph."
The Nets guard went off for a career-high 39 points in Brooklyn's 127-124 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Dinwiddle hits four 3-points, and after the game, he was asked about his shooting from deep.
"If I had two 3s in a row I feel like Steph [Curry]," Dinwiddie said according to Bleacher Report's Yaron Weitzman. "I had a couple 3s, boy I tell you I feel like I was 6-foot-3 and light skin. I wasn’t about to stop shooting after that."
Previous generations used to compare themselves to Michael Jordan. But today's players want to be like Steph Curry. That's pretty cool.