June 14, 2024

Raptors trade Dennis Schroder, Thad Young to Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie before deadline

The Raptors and Nets have made a trade.

The Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade veteran point guard Dennis Schroder to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Veteran big man Thad Young will also be going to Brooklyn as part of this trade.

Schroder, who signed a two-year, $25 million contract with Toronto in the offseason to replace Fred VanVleet, will now begin yet another journey on a new team. In 51 games with the Raptors, the 30-year-old averaged 13.7 points and 6.1 assists per game.

The Nets have been active in trade talks leading up to the deadline, specifically looking for value in a deal involving Dinwiddie’s expiring $20 million salary. By acquiring Schroder, Brooklyn maintains sturdy play in their backcourt as well as opens up the option to explore further trade opportunities in the offseason.

In the short term, Schroder gives the Nets a reliable ball-handler and playmaker in their backcourt. He will likely play a sixth-man role for Brooklyn, with Cam Thomas being elevated to the team’s starting lineup in recent games.

In the short term, Schroder gives the Nets a reliable ball-handler and playmaker in their backcourt. He will likely play a sixth-man role for Brooklyn

Spencer Dinwiddie in Raptors uniforms, Dennis Schroder in Nets uniform

Currently 20-30, the Nets have struggled to prove that they can contend for a playoff spot this season. However, the franchise remains committed to building around Mikal Bridges for the foreseeable future, which is why Schroder’s $13 million contract for the 2024-25 season could be useful compared to Dinwiddie’s deal expiring and him being set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

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