KEY POINTS

  • Spencer Dinwiddie may be eyeing an NBA return in May
  • Dinwiddie could help the Brooklyn Nets, who continue to reel with the absence of Kevin Durant and James Harden
  • Dinwiddie could be taking a big risk if he rushes his return to court action

The Brooklyn Nets' NBA title chances have been somewhat altered with key stars such as Kevin Durant and James Harden dealing with injuries.

Durant’s case is said to be not serious, and the two-time NBA champion may return anytime soon. Unfortunately, “The Beard” may not be so lucky with no clarity on when or whether he can return to the Nets’ fold.

Although the Nets were able to land some talent who can help their NBA campaign, not seeing their "Big Three" on the floor may hurt their chances. It may come to a point where they will need to bank on the bench for scoring help.

Someone who can easily answer the call is Spencer Dinwiddie.

Previously believed to be someone who most thought would be out for the season, the 28-year-old guard could make a return this season.

In an interview with The Athletic, Dinwiddie revealed that his recovery is going great and appears to hint that he will be suiting up for the Nets by the time the NBA playoffs come around.

"Oh, that's a tough one," the Nets guard said. "Recovery's going great...The ramp-up to be able to play in a playoff atmosphere is realistic."

Dinwiddie has not played since December 27 and hardly put up impressive numbers. At that time, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and three assists in three games.

However, the 6-foot-5 has shown in the past that he can step up big time when needed. With Durant, Irving and Harden in the fold, Dinwiddie does not have to push himself that much, particularly on the scoring end.

Spencer Dinwiddie Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the third quarter of the game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on Jan. 14, 2019 in Brooklyn. Photo: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

However, this is with the understanding that Durant, Irving and Harden would all be healthy and playing at the same time.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Nets’ trio has played only seven games together and amassing 186 minutes.

Barely having time to blend in, having the three All-Stars may not deliver the expected results due to chemistry problems.

Dinwiddie’s return to the Nets may hardly help although head coach Steve Nash would get some added artillery.

But given that he is also not at 100%, it remains to be seen if returning sooner than expected to NBA action will factor in heavily to his future health and basketball career.