As for whom that is, a new name is already in the mix: On Friday, Justin Patton was signed to a two-way deal, sources told The Athletic (HoopsHype was first to report). The Rockets will continue to keep an eye on the free-agent market as well, with names like Dewayne Dedmon and Ersan Ilyasova being of interest. But the position will remain something of a question mark until Wood returns. The only certainty is that Cousins won’t be the answer.
James Edwards III: The #Pistons have officially waived Dewayne Dedmon, sources tell @TheAthleticDET @The Athletic
James Edwards III: It's very likely that Dedmon and McGruder are waived and stretched by the #Pistons, per sources. I believe @Vincent Goodwill was first on Dedmon.
Sean Cunningham: Sources confirm Harrison Barnes agrees to 4 years at $85 million to stay with the Sacramento Kings. And Dewayne Dedmon agrees to 3 years at $40 million to join Kings.
NBC Sports California has confirmed through a league source that Sacramento has interest in Dedmon. The 29-year-old center played in 64 games last season with the Hawks and is an unrestricted free agent.
Carmichael Dave: Interest between the Sacramento Kings and free agent center Dewayne Dedmon is mutual, and strong. Nothing set yet, but there is confidence on both sides. Expect a resolution tomorrow.
The Hawks could be a destination for contract dumps once again, sources said. Atlanta also has interest in potentially re-signing free agent center Dewayne Dedmon to a balloon one-year deal, according to sources — or a shorter-term contract like the two-year, $14 million deal he signed in 2017.
Shams Charania: Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his $7.2M player option for next season, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has signed center Dewayne Dedmon, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Free-agent center Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told The Vertical. Dedmon’s deal includes a player option in the second season, league sources said.
Shams Charania: Spurs free agent Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.
Michael Scotto: Hawks have expressed interest in Dewayne Dedmon, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Willie Reed also on the radar, per @Alex Kennedy
Sam Amick: Something to watch on Warriors front: IF Andre Iguodala leaves, there's discussion about Dewayne Dedmon's candidacy for starting center spot
Sam Amick: Warriors C Zaza Pachulia is also free agent, but Dedmon has been high on their list for a while & free agency means it's all analyzed anew
Dedmon didn’t close the door on a possible return to the Spurs, but his market could increase to roughly $8-10 million per season, league sources told the Express-News.
The 27-year-old center will notify the Spurs he intends to decline his $3 million player option next season, becoming an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “Just to see what else is out there,” Dedmon told the Express-News. “I came in with a goal and played basketball to the best of my ability. I feel like there is some more money out there than ($3 million).”
He admitted to feeling frustration about not playing, but he made the best of the situation. “Everybody wants to play, but it’s whatever the coaches decide to do,” said Dedmon. “I just want to win, be a teammate for my team, cheer everybody on and try to bring as much energy as I can whether I’m playing or not playing.”
Sources close to Dedmon told the Express-News he would be interested in returning to San Antonio, but would like to see his worth on the free agent market, as he could earn more than his $3 million salary for next season. Forward David Lee also has a deadline approaching (June 30) to decide if he’ll opt-in for next season. Lee’s option is worth $1.6 million.
San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon will decline his $3 million player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told The Vertical.
Dedmon, one of the top available centers this summer, averaged 17.5 minutes, 5.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 games this season. Dedmon also started 37 regular-season games and three playoff games. The 7-foot Dedmon will command a market as an active rim protector and reliable starter. He signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Spurs last offseason.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed center Dewayne Dedmon. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have officially signed Dewayne Dedmon. Terms of deal weren't disclosed. Dewayne Dedmon is probably being signed with the $2.9 million room exception.
Marjanovic -- you can just call him Boban -- figures to be all Detroit's soon enough, the newest member of the Pistons. The San Antonio Spurs can drag this out for three days before deciding whether to match Detroit's three-year, $21 million offer sheet to Marjanovic, but they cut a deal with Dewayne Dedmon on Thursday morning that symbolized a team moving on to the next guy.
Shams Charania: Free agent center Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell The Vertical.
Alex Kennedy: The Warriors and center Dewayne Dedmon are still engaged in contract talks, according to sources. Golden State likes him as a rim protector.
Sam Amick: Dewayne Dedmon, who spent past two seasons in Orlando, has serious interest from Houston and Toronto. He was hoping to fill the Zaza role.
Michael Scotto: Orlando Magic rescinded the team's qualifying offer on Dewayne Dedmon, per league source. Dedmon will now become an unrestricted free agent.
Alex Kennedy: In addition to Willie Reed, the Warriors continue to show interest in Dewayne Dedmon. They want a rim protector as they fill out roster.
Steve Kyler: As expected Magic extended qualifying offers to center Dewayne Dedmon and guard/forward Evan Fournier.
The Orlando Magic submitted a qualifying offer to center Dewayne Dedmon on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
February 24, 2021 | 9:06 pm EST Update
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel says he hasn’t looked at the second-half schedule in depth yet, but says he isn’t too worried about the difficulty of it. “I know every team in the league is playing 72 games.” (depending on cancellations, this may not be true)
Jovan Buha: I asked Frank Vogel pregame if the Lakers are looking at a specific position or player archetype with their two empty roster spots. His answer: “We’re just looking at what players are available. I’m not gonna discuss any types of needs that we’re discussing internally.”