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Vitals: 21 years old, 6'6", 205 pounds, 6'8.25" wingspan
Why he'll exceed expectations, in one word: Versatility
Much like Micic's situation, we're not saying Spencer Dinwiddie's current draft stock is way off. Given his ACL injury and recovery, it's understandable. Rather, everyone is underrating what he'll bring to the table once he gets healthy.
With the Colorado star out of the spotlight for so long, it seems we're underestimating exactly what he can accomplish on a nightly basis. His playing style was never predicated on outstanding athleticism, so he's going to attack with a nice assortment of skills.
Entering his junior year, there were some doubts about his shooting, and we wondered what his role would be if he wasn't a productive assist man. He answered those questions by shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and increasing his per-40 minute assists from 3.7 to 4.8. Instead of being a tweener guard, he'll be a competent combo guard.
ESPN's Chad Ford pegged Dinwiddie as a borderline first-round prospect before his injury. That's not massive disrespect, but it's underrating him.
As a crafty facilitator with a 6'8" wingspan and an improved shooting stroke, coaches can use him as an initiator or on the wing. If healthy, he offers more value than several projected first-rounders, and he'll certainly outplay his second-round peers if his return to the court is smooth.