The Portal | Brown & Dinwiddie

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In The Portal, we discuss the stellar performances of players in Europe and identify comparable players in the NBA, highlighting the key stats, team impact, and on-court attributes that both players share.

Lorenzo Brown | Maccabi Tel Aviv
North Carolina State University

A dual citizen (USA/ESP), Brown led Maccabi Tel Aviv in assists this past season and was the team’s 2nd best scorer, relied on heavily in their playoff run (lost in the quarterfinals to Monaco)

Spencer Dinwiddie | Brooklyn Nets
University of Colorado-Boulder

A 9yr. veteran, Dinwiddie returned to the Nets via trade from the Mavericks and produced at a high level to lead Brooklyn to the 6th seed (eventually losing to the 76ers in the first round)

Numbers Story

  • Per Game: 16.4 PTs, 3.0 REBs, 5.5 ASTs
  • Got Buckets: 5th in Euroleague, PTS/game
  • Floor General: 5.5 ASTs/game, 5th in EL
  • Rim Attacker: 4.2 2PTM/game (as a PG)

    Brown has started all 35 games he´s played in
    and led Maccabi in MPG (31:35), ASTs, and FGA
  • Per Game: 17.3 PTs, 3.4 REBs, 6.5 ASTs
  • Outside Threat: 2.3 3PT/game, Top 50 NBA
  • Consistent Scorer: 74th in the NBA in PPG
  • Effective Facilitator: 6.5 ASTs/game

    Dinwiddie led the Nets in MPG (35.3), and APG, operating as the team’s 3rd best scorer

Team Impact

  • Eleven >20PT games
  • Big-game threat who could dominate at will
  • Ten >20PT games (26 Total w/Nets)
  • Key playmaker with a great mix of scoring/creating

Per Game Parallels

Balanced Attack
Both produced consistently
in the lane and from three
Seek Distribution
Played within the system and worked to find the open man
Efficient Playmaking
Impacted the offense in a variety of ways, thrived in P&Rs

On-Court Contrasts

  • Offensive Focus: Brown with a 27.07% usage rate, was responsible for more offense than Dinwiddie with a slightly less 22.4%
  • 3pt Shooting: Dinwiddie shot 5.7 3PTs/game compared to Brown’s 5.2, the difference was in percentage where Brown shot 35.3% while Dinwiddie struggled with just 28.9% for Brooklyn
  • Ball Security: Despite more minutes played, Dinwiddie turned the ball over less, 2.1 TOV/game to Brown’s 2.9