Dedmon, who signed a three-year, $40 million deal with the Kings this past offseason, was recently fined for publicly requesting a trade.
Kings continue to search for an avenue to unload center Dewayne Dedmon, who's in the first season of a three-year, $40M contract. Dedmon, fined for publicly requesting a trade, is averaging 13.8 minutes in 26 games.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 18, 2020
The Kings are listening to offers for Dedmon, but they reportedly won’t sacrifice their future flexibility in any trades, according to James Ham of NBC Sports California:
NBC Sports California has confirmed through a league source that there indeed is a market for the 30-year-old center, but the deal has to make sense for the Kings if they are going to move the 7-footer. The team isn’t going to hamstring its future to move an unhappy player, but it also isn’t set on waiting around for the Feb. 6 trade deadline.
Dedmon has appeared in 26 games for the Kings this season. He’s averaging 4.9 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 40.8 percent from the field, 21.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.
The Kings are 15-26 on the season and in 13th place in the Western Conference standings.
Sacramento acquired Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Wenyen Gabriel and Caleb Swanigan on Saturday.
The trade deadline is on Feb. 6, so it will be interesting to see what the Kings do with Dewayne Dedmon.