This Nets-Thunder trade features OKC taking chance on Spencer Dinwiddie

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Oklahoma City Thunder Receive: Spencer Dinwiddie, 2021 2nd Round Pick (via IND), 2021 2nd Round Pick (via ATL)

Brooklyn Nets Receive: George Hill, Mike Muscala

Spencer Dinwiddie is a young player who would benefit a team like the OKC Thunder. In return, Oklahoma City could send Brooklyn some veteran names that do not fit into their future plans. George Hill and Mike Muscala could be those players.

Dinwiddie will be sidelined for the remainder of the season and has a player option before free agency. If he elects to opt-out, the Nets would be risking losing him for nothing without having flexibility to add to their roster since they lack salary cap space and assets for trades.

The Thunder could benefit by trading away some of their veteran pieces like Hill and Muscala to add to their stash of draft picks. If Dinwiddie were to opt-in, the Thunder would have another trade asset. If he were to opt-out, they’d free up cap space to take on bad salaries.

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Every good team in the NBA needs depth. Hill is a veteran name who has been on some winning teams in his career. He would serve as a back up to Irving as the Nets hope to make a long run in the playoffs.

Let’s take a look and see how the NBA trade deadline scenario centered around Spencer Dinwiddie would benefit both the Brooklyn Nets and OKC Thunder.