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Spencer Dinwiddie in good spirits, joking, knocking Knicks on Twitter

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Spencer Dinwiddie is recovering from a case of COVID-19, quarantining for 14 days, but based on his social media postings, he’s doing well at least psychologically. How do we know? He’s trashing the Knicks!

As Stefan Bondy reports, the Nets guard responded Thursday to a picture of Knicks center Mitchell Robinson circulating among Knicks fans. In a selfie, Robinson is wearing what appears to be a custom-made shirt that shows him blocking Dinwiddie’s shot.

Dinwiddie, who famously designs and manufactures his own sneakers with images and messages, thought he’d respond...

When Knicks fans, as they tend to do, took umbrage, suggesting Robinson is a better player, offering up a thin statistical measure, Dinwiddie had a response for that as well...

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And he even took a good natured shot at the newest Knick (and their first signing of the Leon Rose era), his former teammate. In essence, Dinwiddie suggested that Pinson might be lonely...

In a tweet on Wednesday, Dinwiddie seemed to indicate he was about half way through his quarantine ... and spending a lot of time in bed...

Bondy, while noting the 7’1” Robinson’s potential, wrote that Dinwiddie isn’t wrong about Robinson’s “penchant” for giving opponents free throws.

Robinson’s penchant for fouling stems from an aggressive approach to blocking shots, but he also picked up reach-in fouls that were either a product of late rotations or drop in focus. Robinson showed progress before the coronavirus shut down his season, averaging nearly 27 minutes in his last nine games and just 2.2 fouls.

Dinwiddie, of course, has his own penchant, deflating Knick fans’ belief that the orange-and-blue will ultimately rule the city. It’s good he even can do it from bed.

The Nets guard hasn’t said yet whether he will join his teammates in Orlando once he’s recovered. The Nets leave for the “bubble” on Tuesday. Dinwiddie called his situation “unclear” and Sean Marks called it “up in the air.” He has indicated a desire to play and Marks said he’s still listed on the Nets traveling party, but COVID-19 symptoms can often linger well past the quarantine even in well conditioned athletes in their 20’s.

Indeed, Marks said on Wednesday that he hopes all his players, including Dinwiddie, put themselves first.

“I would hope these guys decide to do what’s best for them and for their health and family first and foremost. If they decide to go to Orlando, we know we’ll be taking best care possible of them,” Marks said.

“But at the end of the day it goes back to what I said before: Everybody has a different set of circumstances in their life that they’re dealing with whether that’s family issues or the health and wellness of themselves. And we need to support those guys whatever decision that they make.”