Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell are engaged in a public back–and–forth about Rookie of the Year – Simmons because he’s fine bragging, Mitchell because a sponsor wants to sell sweatshirts (and because Simmons started it).
Dinwiddie has turned himself into a solid starter. He deserves strong consideration for Most Improved Player ballots.
But I didn’t even have him in my top three for a reason the self-assured Dinwiddie ought to appreciate: He came on too strong late last season. He was too good for this year’s production to mean he made a top-three improvement in the entire league.