2018-2019 Hawks Player Preview: Dewayne Dedmon

Dewayne Dedmon

Dewayne Dedmon exceeded just about everybody’s expectations in his first season with the Atlanta Hawks. In a season where his shots attempted and made both doubled from the year before, Dedmon set career bests in: games started (46), minutes per game (24.9), points per game (10), rebounding (7.9 per game), and after taking one three in 224 games prior to last season he shot 50/141 from distance.

Dewayne Dedmon
(Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dedmon will not be playing in tonight’s season opener against New York because of a lingering ankle injury. With Alex Len looking phenomenal in the preseason Dedmon is far from guaranteed a starting position when he is fully healthy. Whether it is as a starter of off the bench Dedmond proved he can be a valuable asset to this team. His efficiency on the offensive game is predicated to his effectiveness off screens; where he excels as a roll man and off the slip.

 

With two high end facilitators in Trae Young and Jeremy Lin, Dewayne Dedmon has a chance to put up solid numbers. If he can be a more impactful defensive player and stay mostly healthy after his current recovery the Hawks have an extremely valuable asset to work with.

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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