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Woj: Nets guarantee Spencer Dinwiddie for the year

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It was kind of embarrassing: Spencer Dinwiddie, seen as one of the Nets young stars — and an example of their development prowess, had a non-guaranteed deal, the only one on the team.

Now, Adrian Wojnarowski reports, the Nets recently rectified the issue.

Under terms of the three-year contract he signed on December 8, 2016, Dinwiddie’s salary was non-guaranteed until the day before the regular season began, then guaranteed only $250,000 until January 10, the day all non-guaranteed deals are extended for the rest of the season.

Now, with a new agent and a new deal, Dinwiddie doesn’t have any trigger dates. He’s fully guaranteed through June 30. Woj didn’t say when the Nets made the move, but it would seem logical that they waited until they completed all their other moves.

Dinwiddie confirmed the deal in a tweet, calling it a “blessing.”

The next issue for the Nets is whether they will open discussions to extend Dinwiddie beyond this season. The Nets can start those talks on the second anniversary of his signing, meaning December 8, four months from now. Under the CBA, the Nets can give him roughly $45 million over four years, starting in 2019. Or the two sides can wait until the end of the season when he’ll be a free agent.

Dinwiddie averaged 12.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists, finishing second in the Most Improved Player voting and winning the skills challenge at All-Star Weekend.