Quinton Mayo, who covers the Wizards for a number of outlets, reports that the Spencer Dinwiddie sign-and-trade with the Wizards could involve six to eight teams, making it the biggest trade in NBA history.
Mayo, who along with Jake Fischer were the first to mention the Wizards interest in Dinwiddie also suggest the trade could be done in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Chicago & Oklahoma City are two names that I’ve heard connected to trade. BKN most recently requested Deni Avdija + future 1st/2nd round picks from WAS — WAS rebuffed the offer. Hearing Dinwiddie WILL be a Wizard, the avenue is just complicated.— Quinton Mayo (@RealQuintonMayo) August 4, 2021
Den Avdija is a 6’9” point forward who was the Wizards lottery pick in 2020. An Israeli, he was playing well this season until suffering a right fibular hairline fracture on April 22.
The deal’s complexity would seem to indicate that the Nets have also found a home for DeAndre Jordan’s contract, which has two years and $19.7 million to run. It would also indicate that the Nets would have to give up assets.
The Nets are currently looking at a luxury tax of $121.8 million so taking on additional assets without losing others would add to what’s already a record tax.
Kristian Winfield also reports the Wizards and Dinwiddie have settled on the parameters of his contract when and if the trade is complete.
Three years, $62 million for Spencer Dinwiddie from the Wizards when the dust settles, I'm told.— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) August 4, 2021
Bradley Beal reportedly likes the idea of Dinwiddie replacing Russell Westbrook who the Wizards agreed to trade to the Lakers last week. That deal cannot be come official until Friday under CBA rules. Thus, Friday has become a de facto deadline for an expanded deal.
Sean Marks has orchestrated multi-team deals in the past. In January, he acquired James Harden and a second round pick in a trade that sent four draft swaps, three unprotected first rounders and Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince out. Besides Brooklyn and Houston Indiana and Cleveland were also involved in the deal.