This Knicks-Nets trade sends an intriguing guard to New York

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The NBA season is quickly approaching but that doesn’t mean teams like the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks should avoid looking to make a last-minute improvement to their roster. Could a deal for Spencer Dinwiddie help both teams?

Right now, the Nets have a wealth of guards on their roster with Kyrie Irving back in the lineup. It remains to be seen if Brooklyn will be able to effectively involve each of those players, particularly Dinwiddie when considering he struggles to shoot from deep.

It has become clear that Dinwiddie is best when he’s able to run the show with the ball in his hands. Of course, the Nets could involve him in such a role either by having his minutes staggered or by outright coming off the bench. However, this could be done with Caris LeVert, too.

There is a case to be made that Dinwiddie is now expendable for the Nets. A team like the Knicks who needs a solid guard to shoulder a high volume scoring role along with running the offense would be the cleanest type of fit for the veteran guard.

Let’s take a look at a trade that would send Spencer Dinwiddie from the Brooklyn Nets to the New York Knicks.