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Dewayne Dedmon
Dewayne Dedmon
Position: C
Born: 08/12/89
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $2,898,000
The Spurs gave Gasol a two-year, $31.6 million deal last summer to replace the retired Tim Duncan in the starting five. Including the final two games of the rodeo trip, Gasol has come off the bench in only 15 of his 1,211 career appearances, regular season or playoffs. “We’re just trying to be the best team that we can, and Pop is doing a good job of putting (out) the best lineups and also maximizing everyone’s talents,” said Gasol, who has totaled 31 points and 18 rebounds in two games as a reserve. “I want to be real mature about this and really wise, and understand what’s best for the team, not only what’s best for me.”
A 7-foot leaper, Dedmon took over the job on Jan. 31, 12 days after Pau Gasol fractured his left hand in warmups before a game against Denver. He has played well enough to hold onto it now that Gasol is back. “He brings another dynamic character to the first group,” backup guard Patty Mills said. “That’s good for us, in terms of his energy and enthusiasm.” In the 11 games since Dedmon took over the starting gig, he is averaging 8.1 points and 10.2 rebounds. Though the high-flyer has become a fan favorite with his 46 slam dunks, Dedmon’s presence has been felt most acutely on the defensive end.