Dwayne Dedmon Dwayne Dedmon

ATLANTA HAWKS ACQUIRE DEDMON AND DRAFT PICKS FROM SACRAMENTO KINGS IN EXCHANGE FOR LEN AND PARKER

Veteran Center Returns to Atlanta Where He Posted Career-Best Seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired center Dewayne Dedmon and two second-round picks from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for center Alex Len and forward Jabari Parker, it was announced today. The two picks that the Hawks will receive are a 2020 second-round pick (from Houston) and a 2021 second-round pick (from Miami) from Sacramento.

In 34 games (10 starts) this season with the Kings, Dedmon averaged 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game. The 7-foot, 245-pound center averaged career highs in points per game (10.8), three-point field goal percentage (.382), blocks (1.1), steals (1.1) and minutes per game (25.1) in 64 games (52 starts) for the Hawks during the 2018-19 season. In two seasons (2017-19) with Atlanta, the six-year veteran averaged 10.4 points on .507 shooting, 7.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.0 minutes per game in 126 games (98 starts). Dedmon, 30, has career averages of 6.4 points on .521 shooting, 5.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 384 games (186 starts). He will wear jersey No. 14.

“We are happy to welcome Dewayne back to Atlanta. In his time with us, he developed into a reliable outside shooter and strong interior defender. His veteran presence, competitiveness and vocal leadership will be invaluable to our locker room,” said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk.

Len has career averages of 8.0 points on .493 shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 19.8 minutes over 452 games (180 starts). He posted career highs of 11.1 points and .363 shooting from three-point range during the 2018-19 season after signing with the Hawks on August 3, 2018. In 40 games (nine starts) this season with Atlanta, Len averaged 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game.

Signed as a free agent on July 11, 2019, Parker averaged 15.0 points on .504 shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 32 games (23 starts) this season with Atlanta. The second overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, he has played in 279 games (190 starts) and owns career averages of 15.1 points on .492 shooting, 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29.3 minutes per game.

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Skal Labissiere Skal Labissiere

ATLANTA HAWKS ACQUIRE LABISSIERE FROM PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS IN EXCHANGE FOR CONDITIONAL 2024 SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK

Hawks Send Evan Turner, Conditional Future First Round Pick to Minnesota and 2024 Second Round Pick to Houston

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired forward/center Skal Labissiere (La-bee-SEE-AIR) and cash considerations from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the Hawks’ 2024 second-round draft pick (protected top 55), it was announced today.

Originally selected 28th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2016 NBA Draft before being traded to the Sacramento Kings on draft night, Labissiere has career averages of 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 17.5 minutes per game through 148 games (43 starts) with the Kings and Blazers. In 33 games (one start) this season, the 6-foot-11, 235-pound forward/center is averaging 5.8 points on .551 shooting, 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks in 17.2 minutes per game.

A native of Port-au-prince, Haiti, Labissiere, 23, played collegiately at the University of Kentucky during the 2015-16 season. He will wear jersey No. 7.

 

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Clint Capela Clint Capela

ATLANTA HAWKS ACQUIRE CLINT CAPELA AND NENE IN FOUR-TEAM DEAL

Hawks Send Evan Turner, Conditional Future First Round Pick to Minnesota and 2024 Second Round Pick to Houston

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired centers Clint Capela and Nene from the Houston Rockets in a four-team trade involving 12 players, it was announced today. As part of the exchange, the Hawks traded guard/forward Evan Turner and a conditional future first round pick (acquired from Brooklyn on July 6, 2019) to the Minnesota Timberwolves and sent a 2024 second round pick (acquired from Golden State on June 20, 2019) to the Houston Rockets. The Timberwolves also acquire Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt from the Denver Nuggets while Houston will receive Jordan Bell and Robert Covington from the Timberwolves. The Nuggets receive Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh and Shabazz Napier from Minnesota and Gerald Green and a 2020 first-round pick from Houston.

Capela, originally selected 25th overall by the Rockets in the 2014 NBA Draft, has averaged 12.2 points on .634 shooting, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game over his 334 career games (274 starts). In 39 games (all starts) this season, the 6-foot-10, 240-pound center is averaging 13.9 points on .629 shooting (4th in the NBA), 13.8 rebounds (4th in the NBA) and 1.9 blocks (7th in the NBA) in 32.8 minutes per game. A native of Switzerland, Capela currently ranks 10th in the NBA with 27 double-doubles, including four double-doubles of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.

“We are excited to add Clint to our young core. He fills a need for us inside with his ability to protect the rim and rebound at an elite level and offensively, he gives our group another strong finisher and roll man,” said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk.

The five-year veteran has played in 61 playoff games (39 starts) with averages of 8.3 points on .606 shooting, 7.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 21.4 minutes per game. During the 2018-19 season, Capela, 25, ranked second in the NBA in field goal percentage (.648) and became just the third different player in NBA history to have shot at least .640 from the field while averaging at least 16.0 points per game in a single season joining Wilt Chamberlain and Artis Gilmore. He will wear jersey No. 17.

Nene, a 17-year veteran, has appeared in 965 games (626 starts) with Denver, Washington and Houston. The 6-foot-11 center from Brazil has averaged 11.3 points on .548 shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest in 26.2 minutes per game. In 91 postseason games (56 starts), he posted averages of 9.2 points on .530 shooting, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Nene has not played this season due to a hip adductor injury.

The Hawks acquired Turner from Portland on June 24, 2019. The nine-year veteran has appeared in 19 games this season and averaged 3.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 13.2 minutes. For his career, he has posted 9.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 26.9 minutes (.434 FG%, .782 FT%) over 705 games (295 starts). The Ohio State product has appeared in 63 playoff games (27 starts), averaging 7.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 23.5 minutes.

 

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