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Spencer Dinwiddie back with team after D-League stint

Rookie got some run with Grand Rapids Drive for four games.

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The Detroit Pistons have announced that rookie Spencer Dinwiddie has been recalled from the NBA D-League, where he played four games for the Grand Rapids Drive.

Dinwiddie averaged 16 points, 6.3 assists and 4 rebounds in 34 minutes per game with the Drive. He shot 44 percent from the floor, including 45 percent from 3-point range on five attempts per contest.

In Detroit, Dinwiddie has gotten little playing time, and with Brandon Jennings, DJ Augustin, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jodie Meeks all healthy and playing well that isn't expected to change anytime soon.

Dinwiddie, the 38th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has played in just eight games for the Pistons and is averaging 3 points in 12.4 minutes.

While he's unlikely to get much playing time (aside from mop-up duty), it's good to see him return to Detroit in the midst of the team's seven-game winning streak. He was sent down three games into the streak and it'll be good for him to be around the solid atmosphere and trust the team has developed since he's been gone.

The Pistons aren't just winning games, they are building up their confidence and developing some vital team chemistry and it's good for a young player to be around that. Plus, he needs to be around Anthony Tolliver so he can get some of that Tollliver Effect mojo for himself.