All about former Wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie

Spencer Dinwiddie, Dallas Mavericks

Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't supposed to be an overly productive player in the NBA after getting drafted in the second round back in 2014, but that hasn't stopped him from having an incredibly successful career. 

Dinwiddie flashed some promise during the first two years of his career in Detroit but really came into his own with the Brooklyn Nets, where he'd eventually become a 20-point scorer before landing with the Wizards in free agency. Now, he'll look to help Luka Doncic win a championship with the Mavericks.

Spencer Dinwiddie's bio

  • Height: 6-foot-5  
  • Weight: 215 lbs 
  • Birthdate: April 6, 1993
  • College: University of Colorado
  • NBA experience: 8 seasons (2014 - Present)
  • Jersey Number: No. 26

Spencer Dinwiddie's career NBA stats

Through his first 8 seasons in the NBA, here are Spence Dinwiddies's complete career averages to date (Mar. 4, 2022):

  • 356 games, 26.2 minutes per game
  • 12.9 PPG, 5.1 APG, 3.0 RPG, 0.7 SPG, 0.2 BPG
  • 40.8% FG, 31.9% 3P, 79.3% FT


  • 6 games, 22.2 minutes per game
  • 12.5 PPG, 1.6 APG, 2.6 RPG, 0.4 SPG, 0.0 BPG
  • 44.4% FG, 37.5% 3P, 71.4% FT

Spencer Dinwiddie’s contract details

Dinwiddie came to the Wizards in a sign-and-trade with the Nets during the 2021 offseason. He's in the first year of a three-year, $54 million contract. 

The final year of his deal (2023-24) is only partially guaranteed. $10 million of his $18.8 million salary that season is guaranteed, while the rest will have to be guaranteed by June 30, 2023. Dinwiddie also has $7.7 million of unlikely incentives that could be added on over the life of his contract. 

What did the Mavericks trade for Spencer Dinwiddie?

The Mavericks and Wizards agreed to a three-player trade before the 2022 NBA trade deadline. The Mavericks sent Kristaps Porzingis to the Wizards in exchange for Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. 

What was Spencer Dinwiddie's injury?

Dinwiddie suffered a torn ACL just three games into the 2020-21 season with the Nets. He was just one of several injuries the Nets had to deal with last season, which ultimately derailed their hopes of winning a championship. 


Once recovered, Dinwiddie was keen on finding a new home with Kyrie Irving and James Harden manning the backcourt in Brooklyn. Now, he's fully healthy from that injury. 

How did Spencer Dinwiddie perform on the Wizards?

Dinwiddie's Wizards career lasted just 44 games, and it was an up-and-down tenure at best. He struggled to settle into a role as Washington's starting point guard and posted his lowest field goal percentage since 2016. Dinwiddie also tended to have his best games whenever Beal had to sit out with an injury. 

The Wizards were able to get out to a 10-3 start on the season as Dinwiddie settled into his new situation. But once the losses started to pile up and Washington faded in the standings, Dinwiddie nor his teammates were able to pull the team out of their slump. At one point, Dinwiddie revealed he spoke up regarding the Wizards' issues, but his remarks weren't exactly welcomed by the locker room.  

Does Spencer Dinwiddie invest in cryptocurrency?

Dinwiddie is an avid cryptocurrency investor and is known to have invested in Bitcoin. He also co-founded his own crypto company named Calaxy, which aims to let fans buy tokens associated with their favorite players. 

Before the start of the 2021-22 season, Dinwiddie revealed he tried to pay a large sum to get a Calaxy patch on the Wizards' game jerseys. However, the NBA declined his request.