HoopsHype Dewayne Dedmon rumors

January 23, 2014 Updates

Dedmon's 10-day contract with the team expires today, but the combination of Davies' injury and the 7-foot center's play seem to make it a foregone conclusion that he will be signing at least another 10-day contract. "I like what we've seen in him," coach Brett Brown said. "There's a size, obviously, but there's an enthusiasm and an energy. When you look at him, his history really not having started to play basketball until he was 18, and at his early age now you feel that his upside could be pretty significant. We'll make the official decision [today] but I'm thrilled with what he's done so far." Philadelphia Inquirer

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For reasons related to his religion — he’s a Jehovah’s Witness — Dedmon said he never played basketball as a youth. His first involvement with organized basketball wasn’t until he was 18 years old. Dedmon, now 24, played a handful of games at the high school level, before getting eased into the sport (and into 23 games) by the coaches at Antelope Valley (Calif.) Junior College. From there, he played 51 games over two seasons at Southern Cal, then entered the NBA Draft with only “two classes (left) to get my degree.” The Mercury

The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that they have signed center Dewayne Dedmon to a 10-day contract. Dedmon is the 12th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2013-14 NBA Development League season. He will wear #30 for the Sixers. NBA.com

The Philadelphia 76ers will be signing D-League center Dewayne Dedmon to a 10-day contract this week, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources told ESPN.com that the Sixers committed Monday to call up Dedmon from the Santa Cruz Warriors, with whom he's been playing since being waived by the Golden State Warriors in December. ESPN.com

January 13, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Hearing Sixers are lining up 10-day deal w/Santa Cruz Warriors C Dewayne Dedmon, who had stint earlier this season with big-league Warriors. Dedmon was in training camp w/Golden State, had brief stint w/real Warriors in December and was seen last week in Reno as sure NBA callup. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

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