The Detroit Pistons select point guard Spencer Dinwiddie with the 38th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Dinwiddie is out of Colorado and would have been a first round selection had he not injured his ACL prematurely ending his season.
Dinwiddie has great ball movement skills and the ability to direct an offense. But according to Chad Ford of ESPN, he needs to improve his strength in order to compete for an entire season at the NBA level.
Dinwiddie can play both backcourt spots. Junior from Chauncey’s alma mater, Colorado. Big PG gives #Pistons size at the position.
— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) June 27, 2014
after missing most of last season with an ACL injury, Piston fans will be wondering if picking a player with an ACL injury is too big a risk. The newest Piston understands he has a long road ahead of him and the questions fans will have about his torn ACL.
“I understand the stigma,” Dinwiddie said. “When I got hurt, do I want to buy into the stigma or say that Adrian Peterson did it in six months? I know I’m not that man, but I’m still on track to be back in seven months and ready for training camp.”
After the departure of Rodney Stuckey and the possible retirement of Chauncey Billips, Spencer Dinwiddle will fit nicely into the Pistons guard rotation for the Detroit Pistons.