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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pistons Injury Update: Still no update on timetable for Spencer Dinwiddie's return

By on 9/09/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Detroit Pistons had a disappointing 29-win season in 2013-2014 and much of the problem was a porous defense that allowed 104.7 points per game, 27th in the NBA.  Although relatively healthy with seven players playing in at least 70 games, the Pistons already have a player potentially lost for the 2014-2015 season.  Spencer Dinwiddie, the Pistons second round draft pick this year, was to miss the season due to a torn ACL he suffered in January. He has been improving but still no timetable for his return.

As reported by Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press, Dinwiddie is feeling better after suffering a significant knee injury in January at Colorado.
“In recent weeks I’ve been feeling like I can do all the things I need to do,” Dinwiddie said recently. I feel good. I feel like I can do a lot. Like I said, there’s no timetable as far as when I’m officially going to play. I would say in the last couple of weeks I’ve been feeling really, really good.”
The injury at Colorado didn't change the way the Pistons viewed Dinwiddie.  They see him as a true point guard with a bright future in the team's back court.

He was held out of the summer league as a precautionary measure, although Dinwiddie admits it was tough not being out there playing.
 “It’s one of those situations where you have to listen to your employer. If they’re telling you they want to be 100% certain with your knee, you have to take that as a blessing and understand they want the best for you and learn from watching.”
Dinwiddie played in 17 games at Colorado last season before injuring his knee. He averaged 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. A three-year starter at Colorado, Dinwiddie averaged 13 points, 2.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 86 collegiate games.

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