Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith spoke with reporters for the first time as members of the Nets on Tuesday, two days after Brooklyn agreed to trade Kyrie Irving, Markieff Morris, a 2029 first-round pick and two second-round picks to the Mavericks.
As Dinwiddie sat next to Finney-Smith in the introductory news conference, instead of merely sharing his basketball expectations of returning to Brooklyn, he took a moment to recognize a deficiency in the Nets organization.
“We (Dinwiddie and Finney-Smith) may not be the best trade package, but we’re the best looking, and the Nets needed some help in that department,” Dinwiddie joked.
Dinwiddie returns for a second stint with the Nets, who currently hold the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. He previously spent five seasons with Brooklyn from the 2016-17 season through 2020-21. He had his strongest season with the Nets during the ’19-20 campaign, averaging 20 points per game. This season, Dinwiddie is averaging 17.7 points and 5.3 assists per game. He is signed through the 2023-24 season.
Finney-Smith spent his entire NBA career with the Mavericks prior to joining Brooklyn. In Dallas, he averaged 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this season. Finney-Smith is signed through the ’24-25 season with a player option for the ’25-26 season.