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Spencer Dinwiddie Opens Up About Leadership Situation in Washington

Now that the Washington Wizards have dropped their fifth-straight game, they’re three games below .500 and the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference. Following that fifth consecutive loss, veteran guard Spencer Dinwiddie was asked postgame if there’s anything he can do as a leader to help the team get back on track.

His answer was fairly surprising.

“It’s an interesting situation,” said Dinwiddie. “I spoke up a little bit early on. It wasn’t necessarily welcomed. And so, like I said, I try to do whatever’s asked of me. At the end of the day, everybody has a role to play. It’s about being accountable in your role and doing that to the best of your ability. That’s really all I’ve got.”

After being acquired by the Wizards during the offseason, it appears Dinwiddie tried to emerge as a vocal leader early in his first season with the team, but it wasn’t welcomed.

With the Feb. 10 trade deadline approaching, Washington will certainly be a team to monitor. They could go two completely different directions the remainder of the season depending on what happens over the next week or two. As of now, they’re on the outside looking in of the playoff picture.

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