In the Summer of 2017, the Atlanta Hawks signed, center, Dewayne Dedmon to a two year, $14 million deal. That deal has now come to an end, but Atlanta has shown interest in resigning the 7’0″ big man according to Shams Charania with The Athletic. If he was retained, it would likely be on another short-term deal.
Dedmon is coming off of his best season of his 6 year NBA career. He averaged 10.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. Dewayne even stretched his game out to the three point line. He attempted 3.4 threes a game and shot 38.2% from distance. He, along with Atlanta’s other center, Alex Len, was in the top 10 for threes made by centers last season.
He definitely played a role in the success Atlanta did have this year. If the Hawks decide to draft a big man in the upcoming draft, Dedmon could be an important veteran to help teach that player. Even though Dedmon probably isn’t a focal point for our future, he would be a nice asset for next season, as Atlanta could make a push for the playoffs.
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