Spencer Dinwiddie, Playing GM, Is Keen on Returning to Bulls


Spencer Dinwiddie


Spencer Dinwiddie laid out his plan if he were general manager of the Chicago Bulls.

It’s rare for a player that was cut by a team to would want to return, but Brooklyn Nets veteran guard Spencer Dinwiddie clearly sees some potential in the situation the Bulls are in.

After former Bulls general manager Gar Forman was fired in April, Dinwiddie jokingly threw his hat in the arena for the job. His first order of business: trading Tomas Satoransky for himself, of course.

Dinwiddie was signed by the Bulls and played five preseason games in 2016 before he was shipped to the Bulls’ G-League affiliate Windy City Bulls. He averaged 19.4 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in nine games before the Nets signed him. He has since played four seasons with the Nets. He was averaging a career-best 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game before the NBA season was put on pause.

Dinwiddie recently played the Bulls’ fourth overall pick, Patrick Williams, in a series of pickup games and has already lauded the 19-year-old from Florida State, saying “he has no ceiling,” making his mock general manager

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Dinwiddie’s End Game Includes Acquiring Anthony Davis

Dinwiddie’s second move would be to reach out to agent Rich Paul to bring Anthony Davis, a native of Chicago, back to his hometown at the cost of Thaddeus Young, Cristiano Felicio, Wendell Carter Jr. and a first-round pick.

Dinwiddie took inventory of the Bulls backcourt of himself and Zach Lavine, complemented by bigs Lauri Markkanen and Davis. He admitted he’s a fan of second-year guard Coby White to round out a “solid” five core players for the franchise and began entertaining depth options.

Bulls Made a Few Moves That Fit Dinwiddie’s Vision

Dinwiddie mentioned adding Terrence Ross or Marcus Morris as 3-and-D veterans — a move not far off from the Bulls’ acquisition of Nets veteran Garrett Temple. He suggested using the lotto pick on a 3-and-D wing who could guard all five positions

Williams fits the mold of a wing defender the Bulls were missing back in April, however, his development will determine how ready he is as a 19-year-old. The final piece: acquiring Andre Drummond to round out the starting five.

His suggestion of keeping fan favorites has already fallen to the wayside as the Bulls have released Shaquille Harrison and Kris Dunn.

The final product: a young team surrounding Davis that has the flexibility for more moves over the course of five years.

Dinwiddie said that he has no interest in coaching at the moment despite his mock executive rebuild.

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