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Spencer Dinwiddie ... live from the edge of the envelope

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Spencer Dinwiddie likes pushing the edge of the envelope. You can start with his play. So many clutch shots. Then, there was his request to take his salary as bitcoin. That put him at odds with the NBA, who threatened at one point to ban him!

Now this...

WHAT? Okay, let’s take it slowly... Here’s what he said on Go Fund Me.

I’m simply creating this GoFundMe as my commitment to my previous tweets. As of now 2625.8 BTC is roughly equivalent to $24,632,630 USD. If we hit the target then I will allow the fan base to determine my next team decision and sign a one year contract at that destination. If we do not hit the target goal then I will be donating 100% of this campaign to charity. Fan engagement comes in all shapes and sizes, lets have fun folks!

So far? This self-auction is gonna take some time and it seems like it’s all about charity.

It’s hard to tell what’s up with Dinwiddie. Is he being playful? Thumbing his nose at convention ... and the CBA? Maybe he’s just bored ... like the rest of us? Or tired of the daily speculation of where the Nets might trade him? And yeah, the speculation might not be so idle. Just last week, Ian Eagle in talking to Reed Becker of From the Booth questioned whether Dinwiddie fits with the Nets culture...

“Does Spencer Dinwiddie fit into the culture they’d building? Will he be someone who’ll be a productive member as the dynamic shifts with KD and Kyrie getting even more attention? These are the questions they have to ask themselves?”

We don’t know how the Nets feel about this. Nor the NBA. But here are the facts: Dinwiddie is under contract at $11.5 million next year with a player option for $12.3 million in 2021-22. It’s widely believed he will opt out then and become a free agent. Of course, it’s hard to believe that any team would be willing to sign him to a one-year deal. And no, he isn’t going to raise the $24 million anyway.

But in the meantime, it’ll be fun to watch. Indeed by the cool light of morning, Dinwiddie had tweeted out several explanations and clarifications ... if not an expiation.

By Sunday afternoon, Stefan Bondy reports, the campaign had raised less than $1,000. The second highest donation, Bondy noted, was $69 from a Nets fan who added the message, “Knicks are Poopiepoopbuttbuttsoup.”

“So maybe this is not being taken so seriously. Or a kindergartner has disposable income,” Bondy added.