Rumor: Hawks interested in Dewayne Dedmon reunion, but Kings have high asking price
With recent trade rumors emerging pertaining to the Atlanta Hawks’ alleged intentions to be buyers as the trade season heats up, one man who has been linked to a potential move to Atlanta is Sacramento Kings big man Dewayne Dedmon.
According to Sam Amick of the Athletic, Dedmon, who just played two seasons with the Hawks, is on Atlanta’s radar. However, the Kings are currently asking for too much:
Elsewhere in Sacramento, big man Dewayne Dedmon’s hopes of getting moved have yet to come to fruition. Sources say the Hawks are among the teams with interest, but Kings general manager Vlade Divac has thus far been setting the asking price too high for Atlanta’s liking.
Dedmon has made it no secret that he wants out of Sacramento during what has been a disappointing season with the Kings after signing a three-year, $40 million deal with the organization as a free agent just last summer. Right now, the 7-foot big man is averaging just 14.3 minutes per game in a limited role for head coach Luke Walton, and he is putting up 5.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks per contest.
This is a far cry from Dedmon’s numbers in his two years for the Hawks, when he averaged 10.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and a block, along with 1.1 3-pointers per ballgame. This is exactly why the Hawks are looking at the prospect of a reunion, but if the above report holds true, then Atlanta may need to look elsewhere to fill the void at the center position.