Free agent center Dewayne Dedmon has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Shams Charnia of The Vertical.
Spurs free agent Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2017
The contract is said to be worth $14 million and will include a player option on the second year. Dedmon, 27, joins his fifth team in five years and could be in for a starting job as Atlanta traded away Dwight Howard and lost Paul Millsap in free agency.
Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitutionhas more on the reported deal between Dedmon and the Hawks:
The Hawks agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent center Dewayne Dedmon on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The deal is two years, $14 million with the second year a player option. The Hawks have not announced the deal.
Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday that the team was in negotiations with several free agents and wanted to add several big man to a roster that has lost several power forwards and centers since the end of last season. He added one in Dedmon.
Dedmon, 27, played last season with the Spurs and averaged 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 games. Dedmon will enter his fifth season after stints with the Warriors, 76ers, Magic and Spurs. He has career averages of 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds.
Dedmon began his professional career as a free agent with the Warriors after two seasons at the University of Southern California in 2013. He played in the NBA G League with Santa Cruz. In 2014, he signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the 76ers and another with the Magic before he was signed for the remainder of the season. He spent the 2015-16 season with the Magic and also played in the G League with Erie. He joined the Spurs last season and put up career-bests in points and rebounds.