Free-agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie nearing deal with Washington Wizards, sources say

Sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Spencer Dinwiddie, a free-agent guard, is close to signing with the Washington Wizards. This would allow the Wizards to replace Russell Westbrook who the team is willing to trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dinwiddie, 28 years old, played just three games last season for the Brooklyn Nets after sustaining a partial tear to his right ACL in Charlotte on Dec. 27, 2012. He had to have surgery after the injury and was out for the remainder of the season. Dinwiddie declined his $12.3million player option for 2021-22 season and became an unrestricted, free agent. Dinwiddie, who tore his left ACL in his last season at Colorado in 2014 and was then traded to the Detroit Pistons for two years before joining the G League in 2016-17. The Brooklyn Nets signed Dinwiddie from there, beginning a journey that saw him become a 20-point scorer per game last season. Dinwiddie's unique combination of size, skill, and height as a 6-foot-5 point-guard was a rare combination. This report was contributed by Tim Bontemps, ESPN.

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