2018 Free Agency

Report: Dewayne Dedmon opts in with Atlanta Hawks for 2018-19 season

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has picked up his $7.2 million player option for the 2018-19 season, according to Yahoo’s Shams Charania.

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his $7.2 million player option for next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

He signed a two-year, $14 million contract with Atlanta last offseason, earning all of the deal’s $900,000 in potential bonuses in 2017-18.

Dedmon has established a role as a reliable starter or reserve, joining Atlanta last summer after a strong season in San Antonio. In 286 career games, Dedmon has averaged 5.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Dedmon started 46 games for the Hawks and averaged 10 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while shooting 52.4 percent from the field. he has played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs since signing with the Golden State Warriors as an undrafted free agent in 2013.