- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Washington Wizards have their point guard.

In a five-team deal, the Wizards acquired veteran Spencer Dinwiddie in a sign-and-trade, according to multiple reports — days after the team sent Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell and a first-round pick. 

Dinwiddie, 28, is a talented scoring guard who shined with the Brooklyn Nets, but is coming off a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament that sidelined him all but three games last season. He averaged a career-high 20.6 points per game in 2019-20. He’s been in the league since 2014 when he was a second-round pick of the Detroit Pistons. 

To help facilitate the deal, the Wizards sent forward Chandler Hutchinson and a second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs.

Dinwiddie agreed to a reported three-year, $62 million deal with the Wizards. The team had to facilitate a sign-and-trade because it did not have the available salary cap space outright. 

Technically, the Westbrook trade will be part of the deal — so the deal includes the Lakers and the Indiana Pacers.

ESPN first reported the deal.

• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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