The Brooklyn Nets have been on the end of some criticism for adding Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge to their already star-studded roster. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the team could have fielded even more complaints as Kelly Oubre Jr. isn’t on the team only because the Golden State Warriors rejected their offer.
Stein reports the Nets tried trading injured guard Spencer Dinwiddie to the Warriors, but the Western Conference outfit rebuffed their approach as they still harbor hopes of making it to the playoffs this year and don’t see Dinwiddie as someone who could help them on that front given he’s likely to be out for the remainder of the season.
“The volume on complaints surely would have been higher had the Nets been successful in their attempts to trade the injured Spencer Dinwiddie for a wing player. Among the options they explored, I’m told, was sending Dinwiddie to Golden State for Kelly Oubre. Golden State rejected those overtures because it is still desperate to make the playoffs. While numerous Oubre trade scenarios came up, Golden State was not going to trade him for someone who couldn’t help the team in the short term.”
Dinwiddie had to settle for a role off the bench after a stellar season for the nets last year, with Kevin Durant having returned on the back of his Achilles injury. He averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds prior to tearing his ACL this term.