Dewayne Dedmon has found a new home.
After news surfaced that he and the Atlanta Hawks were working on a deal, the 27-year-old USC product has now reportedly agreed on a two-year contract worth $14 million, that will make him a part of the rebuilding franchise.
Can confirm @ShamsCharania report that Hawks have agreed to deal with Dewayne Dedmon.
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) July 12, 2017
DeWayne Dedmon two years, $14 million to Atlanta, I'm told. Player option 2nd season.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 12, 2017
Dedmon is a four-year NBA veteran and spent the last season with the San Antonio Spurs. He had his best year as a pro under Gregg Popovich, where he averaged 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes off the bench. He has made a name for himself as a scrappy player, who operates mostly near the basket.
His addition to the Hawks will give them more options at the center position, which lost some depth after they tradedDwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets. Dedmon wil have the chance to compete for the starting position, along with Mike Muscala and Miles Plumlee.
Should he impress head coach Mike Budenholzer and be named the undisputed starter, it would be the first time in his career to be given that opportunity and it can be expected that he will make the most out of it to prove that he is worthy of taking on a bigger role.