Knicks Rumors: Spencer Dinwiddie Never Offered Contract by NY in 2021 NBA Free Agency

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 3, 2021

Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie plays against the Boston Celtics during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

The New York Knicks reportedly never made an offer to Spencer Dinwiddie despite being regularly connected to him ahead of the 2021 NBA free-agency period.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News updated the situation Tuesday as Dinwiddie nears an agreement with the Washington Wizards. The Knicks focused on retaining their own free agents, re-signing Derrick Rose, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel. They also added Evan Fournier on a four-year, $78 million contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Knicks' desire to retain their own players and add Fournier took them out of the market for Dinwiddie, who has been clear about wanting to maximize his value.

Dinwiddie missed all but three games last season due to a partially torn ACL. He was a borderline All-Star the previous campaign, setting a career high 20.6 points and 6.8 assists while taking on more responsibility with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant out with injuries.

The Nets and Wizards will almost certainly be agreeing to a sign-and-trade to facilitate Dinwiddie's move to the nation's capital. The deal will likely bring back a trade exception Brooklyn can use on future deals, along with salary filler.