Trade Destination for Wizards Guard Spencer Dinwiddie: Los Angeles Clippers
Starting off with a team that wouldn’t be viewing Dinwiddie as just a bad contract, the Clippers could be a sneaky landing spot for the 28 year old point guard. They aren’t competing this season but instead remain focused on the eventual returns of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard
That’s why it’s unlikely this year is their focus, but next year begins a window where they believe they can win an NBA Championship. Imporving the team for the next few seasons can begin this year at the deadline, though, and Dinwiddie can help give them more leverage moving forward.
There are a few reasons this can work for the Clippers even though it isn’t necessarily the best fit on paper. First, they give themselves time to evaluate Dinwiddie with their roster that’s available this season. Second, if they don’t love his fit with their stars they can look to flip him in the offseason, hoping his value has gone up as he moves further away from his injury.
Most importantly, the Clippers have a contract that lines up almost perfectly with Dinwiddie’s from a financial standpoint in guard Eric Bledsoe. He hasn’t played well this year and is signed for one less year than Dinwiddie, which shouldn’t matter much.
The reason is shouldn’t matter is because the Clippers won’t have cap space to spend regardless of if they keep Bledsoe around until his deal is up. They are tied to multiple big contracts that will limit their free agency spending in the coming years.
It’s possible a deal can be worked out based around the two well compensated guards. If the Wizards feel they need to move off Dinwiddie, Bledsoe’s contract is at least a much better asset to have on the books.