Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is switching teams, but will remain on the Nets’ roster for the 2017-2018 season.
No, the Nets did not give up their 24 year old, 6’6″ PG while he is averaging a career best 9.8 PPG and 4.9 APG. However, Spencer Dinwiddie has indeed decided to switch agencies, dropping Excel Sports Management and signing with I AM Sports & Entertainment (according to Liz Mullen).
I AM Sports & Entertainment focuses on NBA talent, representing the likes of Sacramento’s Zach Randolph, New Orleans’ Tony Allen, and Philadelphia’s #1 overall pick Markelle Fultz. Whereas Excel Sports Management is a much larger agency with a more eclectic mix of athletes in their repertoire. Valued at $168.1 million, its clients include NBA players like Los Angeles’ Blake Griffin and Cleveland’s Kevin Love, MLB players like Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and New York’s Masahiro Tanaka, and PGA legend Tiger Woods. What went into Dinwiddie’s decision is still unknown, but it is clear that Dinwiddie is moving from one of the largest agencies in all of sports to a smaller scale agency.
Spencer Dinwiddie is in his 4th year in the NBA, and 2nd year with the Brooklyn Nets. He was 38th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. He played collegiate ball for the Colorado Buffaloes, earning first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a junior.
Dinwiddie is under contract with the Brooklyn Nets until the end of next season, making him an unrestricted free agency in 2019.