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#30 Dewayne Dedmon
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  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2017
  • C
  • 7'0" / 245lbs
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  • 08/12/1989
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2013
  • USC
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9th September, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
25th October, 2013NBAWaived by Golden State.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
18th November, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Golden State.
19th November, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
20th November, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
23rd November, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
25th November, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
5th December, 2013NBAWaived by Golden State.
10th December, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
14th January, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
24th January, 2014NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
4th February, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
25th February, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Orlando.
7th March, 2014NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Orlando.
17th March, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Orlando, for $300,000 in the first part-season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
5th March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Orlando to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
7th March, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Orlando to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
14th July, 2016NBASigned a two year, $6,375,600 contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2017/18.
30th May, 2017NBADeclined 2017/18 player option.
21st July, 2017NBASigned a two year, $12.3 million contract with Atlanta. Included player option for 2018/19.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2008 - 2010Antelope Valley CC (Junior College)
2010 - 2013USC (NCAA)
July 2013Miami Heat (Summer League)
July 2013Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013Golden State Warriors (NBA)
November 2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
November 2013 - December 2013Golden State Warriors (NBA)
December 2013 - January 2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
January 2014Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
January 2014 - February 2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
February 2014 - June 2016Orlando Magic (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2017 - presentAtlanta Hawks (NBA)

November 18, 2017

Dedmon has been featured in this space a few times, having started the entirety of the season and posted some career best averages in doing so. In his last game, he had a career best individual game to boot, recording 20 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks and 56.3 fantasy points in only 23 minutes. This was an outlier performance in a huge blowout victory – nevertheless, Dedmon’s usual fantasy output is already good at this price, and if he has the potential to put up the occasional monster like that, then it gets even better.


November 6, 2017

Dedmon and Collins were picked in yesterday’s list, due to the fact that injuries to the rest of the roster mandated that they would split all of the centre minutes. This, they did, and both produced: Dedmon scored 15 points with 7 rebounds, while Collins put up 12 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist. Notably, however, they did not take most of the power forward minutes. Instead, the hitherto little-used Luke Babbit not only got the start, but also played 41 minutes. Babbitt (who counts as a small forward in fantasy) is a largely one-dimensional jump shooting player, a very poor rebounder who does not handle the ball or post defensive statistics, and it is worth mentioning his 17 points came against the Cleveland Cavaliers, famously poor at defending the perimeter. This won’t happen again. But what might happen again is Babbitt starting, for none of the injured players seem likely to return tonight. He thus is a filthy cheap fantasy starter tonight.


November 5, 2017

Both of these two players have featured in this list multiple times before. They are productive, they are good value, and that’s the entire point of what we are doing here. But tonight, it will be extra good for these two. Bad for the team, but good overall. All three of Mike Muscala, Miles Plumlee and Ersan Ilyasova will miss the game, and between those five, that literally is the entirety of the Hawks’ big man depth. There are no others. Luke Babbitt will play some power forward and Prince might be bumped down a spot for a few minutes, but Collins and Dedmon are the only two remaining bigs. They will at least split the 48 centre minutes and will get some power forward time as well. They were already two good picks before. And they really are now.


November 3, 2017

A relatively steady presence in an undermanned Hawks frontcourt, Dedmon averages 7.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Only the play of the aforementioned Collins is preventing him from playing more than 24.1 minutes per game. Dedmon will never explode, but he will always contribute, and that’s enough at this price.


October 29, 2017

Although rookie reserve John Collins subs in for him and makes a lot more noise, Dedmon is starting at the centre spot for the Hawks and doing a solid job. He is averaging 7.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks per game, while having only five turnovers recorded all season. So much is he enjoying the freedom Atlanta offers him that he has even started shooting threes now.


June 29, 2017

Dewayne Dedmon
C, 7’0, 245lbs, 27 years old, 4 years of experience

Played his way into the starting role, then got put back on the bench come playoff time, even with all the injuries around him. An athletic big in the mould that the team has not had before, Dedmon ran, blocked, caught lobs and rebounded at an extremely good rate. It was not without its fair share of mistakes and missed rotations, and the offensive skill is limited to being that of a finisher around the basket with an occasional jump shot than it is that of a creator in any way. Still, Dedmon brought a set of skills unique to this team and played well within them, so it was odd that he was left out towards the end.

Player Plan: Opted out and enters unrestricted free agency. Would be worthy of a room MLE deal but it is not a glowing endorsement that he fell out of the rotation come season’s end, nor does it make it likely that he will feel too wanted to return, so Dedmon seems likely to leave in free agency. (He should join the Cavs.)


July 4, 2014

Dewayne Dedmon - Dedmon signed about thirty five contracts last year and eventually wound up signing with the Magic through 2016. He is a fairly unique player, a prolific rebounder and decent defensive presence in the lane who takes quite a lot of mid-range jumpshots offensively, a factor of the game at which he continues to improve. His frame, mobility and hugely long arms were built to play the NBA pivot position, and Lord knows he can do for years if he can rein in the fouls and mistakes a bit. Dedmon's contract is unguaranteed for both this year and next, but given how Orlando is in the midst of a rebound, they ought stick with Dedmon and see what develops. They will not likely find a better centre prospect elsewhere.


December 12, 2013

Dwayne Dedmon - Twice signed and waived by the Rockets thus far this season, Dedmon's combination of size, agility and shot blocking instincts will keep him on the radar for many years. Dedmon even has a semblance of a jumpshot, hook shot and ball-handling game, tantalising in one so big. It may however take him many years to develop into a consistent NBA player - right now, he fouls too much to be in any way reliable.


October 28, 2013

The vast majority of players signed for training camp are signed to contracts without any guaranteed compensation on them.

This, certainly, is no surprise, as it has long been known that most players signed for training camp are not expected to make the team. A few players have fairly nominal guaranteed portions – for example, Dee Bost received $50,000 from Portland, Dewayne Dedmon $25,000 from Golden State, and Trent Lockett $35,000 from Sacramento. Most, however, do not. Teams are not involved in bidding wars for the Trey McKinney-Jones and Carlos Morais types, and thus there is no incentive to give any guaranteed money away.


July 8, 2013

Dewayne Dedmon

Dedmon is about to turn 24, and was seemingly too old to be drafted as a prospect. But a prospect, he is. Last year for USC, he averaged 6.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in only 23 minutes per game. He's old in relation to his level of development, a touch thin, and raw on the ball skills, but is he really any further behind the curve than Saer Sene was?