Report: Kings won’t sacrifice flexibility in any potential Dewayne Dedmon trade
Dewayne Dedmon wants out of the Sacramento Kings and multiple teams are making offers to the franchise in anticipation of a deal prior to the February trade deadline.
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 hasn’t played a minute in eight of the previous 10 games for coach Luke Walton.
Dedmon has appeared in 23 games for the Kings this season. He’s averaging 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 22.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Dedmon signed a three-year, $40 million contract with the Kings this past summer. He’s making $13.3 million this 2019-20 campaign.
It remains to be seen what the Kings decide to do with Dedmon moving forward. Sacramento is 13-23 on the season, 13th place in the Western Conference standings.