Spencer Dinwiddie has dropped Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation as his agent and will reportedly represent himself going forward.
Shams Charania was first with the news...
Dinwiddie appeared to confirm the move...
Utmost respect for Raymond Brothers as he will continue to be my mentor. https://t.co/ip6VhEttKH— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) October 22, 2020
While the decision is surprising, it is the second time in a little more than a year that Dinwiddie has switched agents, In September of 2019, he joined Roc Nation, following Brothers from IAM Sports and Entertainment agency. And as one Twitter poster noted, it’s on brand. Dinwiddie has long been unconventional in his financial dealings, wanting to be paid in Bitcoin, for example. After NBA misgivings, he was able to win approval for a modified plan.
Ten days ago, he suggested that he expects to take his unconventional game plan even further.
Of course, Dinwiddie is not the first player to represent himself, although it is very rare. Ray Allen represented himself in 1999, for example.
It’s the timing that’s interesting. Dinwiddie is in the second year of a three-year, $34 million contract, but has a player option at the end of the coming season. It’s likely that he passes on the option and collects a bigger paycheck starting next year either with the Nets or another team.
While there has been speculation that the 27-year-old could be packaged in a deal for a third star, some pundits have argued that the Nets might not get full value for their leading scorer. A team that would trade for him couldn’t be assured that he’d stay beyond this season.
Does this mean that Dinwiddie wants to market himself? It could, but it may also mean that Dinwiddie, ever the iconoclast, simply wants more control over his future.
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