At the recent trade deadline, the Dallas Mavericks made a huge splash in trading away Kristaps Porzingis. In a deal with the Washington Wizards, the Mavs acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie and sharpshooter Davis Bertans.
Since that deal was made, Dallas has gone 9-2 and looks as good as it has all season.
A huge part of the Mavericks’ recent success has been Dinwiddie, who’s playing the best basketball of his 2021-22 season. Since coming to Dallas, he’s averaged 17.5 points and 4.5 assists per contest while shooting 44.2% from deep.
Splitting time between the bench and as a starter, Dinwiddie has proven to be effective in any role. Whether it’s playing alongside Luka Doncic or facilitating with the second unit, he’s been stellar.
In fact, on Sunday afternoon against the Boston Celtics, he hit a game-winning triple.
It’s still unclear whether the Mavs will have the star power to make a splash in the playoffs, but they’ve been solid over the past couple of weeks with their new-look roster. If Dinwiddie can continue playing at this level, Dallas will only continue winning games and climb the Western Conference standings.