Spencer Dinwiddie: NBA, Girlfriend & Net Worth

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Spencer Dinwiddie, an American basketball player for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, made headlines in 2019 for converting his contract into digital investment.

Reportedly he only sold nine of 90 shares of his contract, raising $1.4 million instead of the $13.5 million he’d intended in 2020.

Spencer played collegiate basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned Pac-12 first-team all-conference accolades as a sophomore in 2013.

Spencer Dinwiddie Playing For The Brooklyn Nets For NBA
Spencer Dinwiddie  Playing For The Brooklyn Nets For NBA (Source: NBA.com)

However, the player missed most of his junior year due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL).

When Spencer recovered, the Detroit Pistons took him in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

The article sums up the facts and figures of the elite athlete Spencer Dinwiddie. Let’s look at the quick facts first.

Quick Facts

Full Name Spencer Gray Dinwiddie
Birth Date April 6, 1993
Birth Place LA, California, America
Nick Name Spencer 
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not known
High School William Howard Taft
College University of Colorado
Playing Career 2014-Present
Zodiac Aries
Chinese Zodiac Rooster
Father’s Name Malcolm Dinwiddie
Mother’s Name Stephanie Dinwiddie
Siblings Spencer Dinwiddie (Brother)
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6’5″/1.96 m/196 cm
Weight 98 kg/215 lb
Shoe Size Not Available
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
NBA Draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th Overall
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Career Highlights  First-Team All-Pac-12 (2013)
Build Muscular
Marital Status Not Married
Girlfriend Arielle Roberson
Children Elijah Spencer (April 20, 2018)
Position Point Guard
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Net Worth $12 Million
Salary $18.85 Million
League NBA
Active Since 2014-Present
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Autographed Item
Last Update April 2024

Body Measurements 

The basketball player, Spencer Dinwiddie, was born in the year 1993, making him 31 years old as of 2024.

Spencer was born in the Rooster year, according to the Chinese calendar. 

Spencer Dinwiddie body
Spencer Dinwiddie Physique (Source: Instagram)

Speaking about Spencer’s physical appearance, the muscular player looks very attractive. Dinwiddle exercises regularly to keep up with the athletic lifestyle.

Further, the American player stands 1.96 m tall and weighs around 215 lb. Unfortunately, the player’s other body measurements are currently unknown.

Spencer does not have any tattoos inked on his body yet. Additionally, the player’s black hair and brown eyes complement his personality all and all. 

High School Career

Spencer Dinwiddie was regarded as the finest standout athlete at William Howard Taft High School since Jordan Farmar.

At the end of his junior season, he averaged 5.9 points and 4.1 assists as the starting point guard with fellow 2014 draftee DeAndre Daniels.

Spencer improved his skills as he entered his last year at the school, averaging 11.2 points and 7.7 assists per game.

Likewise, in 2011, the player was named the John R. Wooden California High School Player of the Year after being one of the most talented passers in school history.

On the other hand, Long Beach Poly’s Ryan Anderson was awarded California Mr. Basketball. The player was one of just seven seniors to receive the coveted award.

College Career

Spencer made his collegiate debut in the opening regular-season game for Colorado.

He scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 32-point victory over Fort Lewis. 

Spencer scored twice in his sixth appearance, which came against Georgia. This was the first time he shot better than .500 on field goals.

The California native rallied the squad to victory, making three crucial free throws in the final seconds.

Spencer formed another duo on his new team with fellow freshman Askia Booker. They combined for 677 points, making school history by scoring over 250 points each.

The American player pitched a perfect game against Oregon State on February 10, 2012. He went 6-for-6 from the field, 4-for-4 from the arc, and 8-for-8 on free throws.

This set a new school record for the most points scored in a single game without missing a single shot. 

Spencer served as the Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team leader until the start of his junior year.

He helped the team win 14 of their first 16 regular-season games, making them one of the most successful underdogs in the country, notably defeating the Kansas Jayhawks.

Spencer was the catalyst for his team’s unexpected success. He hit a career-high 14-for-15 from the free-throw line against Santa Barbara on November 21, 2012.

Colorado won every game whose leading scorer scored 20 or more points. However, Spencer suffered a career-threatening ACL injury against Washington on January 12, 2014. The injury caused him to miss the rest of the season.

Professional Career

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons took Spencer with the 38th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

As a rookie, he played 34 games with the Pistons, making one start and getting two assignments to the Pistons’ D-League team, the Grand Rapids Drive.

His lone start occurred on February 20, 2015, when the Pistons were shorthanded due to a pair of transactions.

In a 100–91 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the player set career highs with 12 points and nine assists. 

Eight days later, in a 99–95 defeat to the Washington Wizards, he had a season-high 20 points and eight assists in 25 minutes off the bench.

Spencer appeared in just 12 regular-season games with the Pistons in 2015–16, after spending the rest of the season with the Grand Rapids Drive in the D-League. 

After starting the season with a horrible shooting slump, Dinwiddie had his first opportunity in the tenth game, scoring 17 points in a 97–85 defeat to the Lakers on November 15, 2015. 

However, after failing in the next four games, he was dropped from the rotation, exacerbated by Blake’s improved form and Brandon Jennings’ return from injury.

Windy City Bulls

Spencer Dinwiddie was traded with the Chicago Bulls for Cameron Bairstow on June 17, 2016.

After participating in five preseason games, he was released by the Bulls on July 7, re-signed on July 28, and then waived again on October 21.

He subsequently played the first nine games of the 2016–17 season with Chicago’s D-League affiliate team, the Windy City Bulls, averaging 19.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 37.4 minutes.

Brooklyn Nets

Spencer signed with the Brooklyn Nets on December 8, 2016. He scored 15 of his season-high 19 points in the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 129–125 defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks on February 15, 2017. 

The player ended with 19 points and four free throws in the final 13.6 seconds in a 107–106 win over the Chicago Bulls on April 8, 2017.

Spencer Dinwiddie Playing Basketball
Spencer Dinwiddie Playing Basketball (Source: NewYorkPost)

Spencer began the 2019–20 NBA season as a reserve before Kyrie Irving hurt his shoulder.

He also changed his uniform number from 8 to 26 on January 28, 2020, in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, aligning with the NBA’s agreement. 

On June 29, 2020, Spencer revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Washington Wizards

Spencer was acquired by the Wizards in a five-teams sign-and-trade on August 6, 2021, sending Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers.

The player agreed to a three-year contract of $54 million with a potential incentive payment of $60 million.

Dallas Mavericks

Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertns were transferred to the Dallas Mavericks on February 10, 2022, for Kristaps Porziis and a protected 2022 second-round selection.

Return To Brooklyn

The Mavericks traded Spencer and Dorian Finney-Smith to Brooklyn Nets on February 6, 2023, to acquire Kyrie Irving and Markieff Morris.

Moreover, from the trade, the Nets also got rights to the Mavericks’ unprotected 2029 first-round pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029.

National Team Career

Dinwiddie was in the USA Basketball Men’s World University Games in 2013 at the Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia.

He was one of three Team USA players in all eight games. Spencer led team USA with 44 assists (5.5 APG) and 12 steals, averaging 7.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game (1.5 SPG). 

However, on April 19, 2020, the player announced he wanted to play for the Nigerian national team.

Cryptocurrency & “Human Tokenization”

Dinwiddie introduced cryptocurrency to the NBA by launching his DREAM Fan Shares, allowing accredited investors to use digital tokens to invest in Dinwiddie’s three-year, $34 million guaranteed contract.

He was planning to sell ninety “SD8” tokens at $150,000 each, allowing him to raise $13.5 million.

The NBA strongly opposed it when he first announced it in September 2019; in January 2020, he was still negotiating with the NBA.

The initial stances included a threat to ban Dinwiddie from the league, citing language in Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Article 2.13 (d) (prohibiting athletes from transferring their right to a third party.) 

However, the project only raised $1.35 million in tokens, 10% of his initial target.

Dinwiddie later realized crypto tokens often represent something vaguer it doesn’t need to be backed by his contract. So he went for his new project, “The Creator’s Galaxy.”

Chairman & CEO Of Calaxy

Calaxy is a social media platform that Spencer is creating for artists. It was founded in 2020 by basketball player Spencer Dinwiddie and ex-financier Solo Ceesay.

Spencer hopes to enable more meaningful and gratifying fan interactions by providing creators with a toolset for interacting with their followers in one location and rewarding fans for their participation.

The startup received $26 million in funding on June 7, 2022, with noteworthy investors, including NFL star Ezekiel Elliott and The Bachelor’s Matt James.

Teyana Taylor, an entertainment celebrity, and NBA champion Iman Shumpert are among the other significant names associated.

Who Is Spencer Dinwiddie’s Girlfriend?

Spencer Dinwiddie’s girlfriend is Arielle Roberson. Arielle was born to John and Lisa Roberson in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 20, 1993.

She grew up in San Antonio with her three elder siblings, Ashlee, Amber, André, and three younger siblings, Anthony, Aaliyah, and Arianna.

Spencer Dinwiddie & Arielle Roberson
Spencer Dinwiddie & Arielle Roberson (Source: WTFoot)

Her mother was a volleyball player, while her father was a basketball player. Growing up, Roberson looked up to her elder brother, Oklahoma City Blue guard André, and credits him for inspiring her to pursue a career in basketball.

She began playing basketball at four and played collegiate basketball with the Colorado Buffaloes, following in her brother’s footsteps.

How Did Arielle & Spencer Meet?

Even though Arielle’s brother plays in the NBA, she did not meet Spencer through him. The young girl has known the point guard since they were in college.

Spencer attended the University of Colorado from 2011 to 2014 and met Arielle Roberson on the women’s team. He liked her demeanor, and the two began dating shortly after. 

Spencer was in his sophomore year, while Arielle was a freshman at the time.

Social Media Presence

Besides being a basketball player, Spencer is also a social media star with a considerable fan following.

Spencer is present on Instagram as @spencerdinwiddie and has around 315k followers. Likewise, the player is on Twitter as @SDinwiddie_25 and has about 127.1k followers.

Dinwiddle follows other athletes such as Jarrett Allen, Brian Lewis, Ros Gold-Onwude, Jeff Green, and James Harden.

If you wish to get updates about various life events of Spencer or know more about his lifestyle, feel free to follow the player on his social media handles.

Net Worth

The basketball player has made enough money for himself from his playing career. Besides playing basketball, Spencer makes money through various endorsements and sponsorship deals.

The basketball player has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2024.

In the 2020/21 season, the player earned $11,454,048 for the Brooklyn Nets. Likewise, his earnings for the year 2019/20 were $10,605,600.

His projected salary for the 2023/24 season is $18,557,143, with the same guaranteed amount.

The contract becomes guaranteed only if the player plays at least 50 games throughout the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons or if he is not released by June 30, 2023.

Popularity Graph 

The tech guy with the jumper is popular and mainly for introducing cryptocurrency through his contract tokenization.

Popularity Graph Of Spencer Dinwiddie
Popularity Graph Of Spencer Dinwiddie (Source: Google Trend)

Spencer’s graph represents his search rate by his fans for the past 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS0

Does Spencer Dinwiddie have kids?

Yes, the NBA player is a father to Elijah Spencer, born on April 20, 2018.

What is Spencer's diet?

Dinwiddie is a health-conscious, and who follows a strict 80% vegan diet plan.


Aayusha Bhattarai

Aayusha Bhattarai is a dedicated writer with a passion for uncovering the fascinating stories behind athletes' lives. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she brings readers on a journey through the triumphs, struggles, and inspirations of their favorite players.


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