Spencer Dinwiddie is following some impressive players as the point guard for the Washington Wizards. That's a role occupied by Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Gilbert Arenas for much of the past two decades.
"I'm not Gilbert, John or Russ. Those are all dudes with very interesting personalities," Dinwiddie said Monday. "You've got some of the best players -- obviously Russ, one of the best players to ever play in terms of the triple-doubles. You've got Gilbert, one of the best scorers of all time. You've got John, who had an extended run when you could argue he was the best point guard in the league."
Dinwiddie freely admitted he hasn't reached the superstar level in the NBA yet, but he is looking forward to the chance to team up with Bradley Beal and help the Wizards move forward after they traded Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. Dinwiddie agreed to terms with Washington and ended up coming to the Wizards in a sign-and-trade deal that was part of the same massive trade that sent Westbrook to Los Angeles.
A second-round draft pick who has worked his way up through the NBA ranks, Dinwiddie now faces significant expectations -- even as he insists he'll be a different type of player than Westbrook, Wall and Arenas.