Shams Charania: The Miami Heat are planning to sign free agent center Dewayne Dedmon, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Barry Jackson: Heat, which must sign a player by Thursday, has been in conversations with veteran NBA center Dewayne Dedmon, among others, per source. @5ReasonsSports previously mentioned Dedmon in connection with Heat
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.
April 16, 2021 | 5:36 am EDT Update
While Jokic is miles ahead of the field, his point total is right in line with where the winners landed each of the past few seasons. What is different, however, is that there is no clear second-place finisher. Since the league shifted to the current voting format in 2017, second place has earned at least 738 points. Embiid, who received five of the remaining 11 first-place votes, was second with 401 points — not much more than half of that typical amount. Antetokounmpo (no first-place votes, 375 points), the two-time reigning MVP, was a close third, with Damian Lillard (two first-place votes, 67 total votes, 283 points) in fourth and Harden (one first-place vote, 62 total votes, 231 points) in fifth.
James, meanwhile, went from getting more than half of the first-place votes in the last straw poll to getting none this time. He was left off nearly two-thirds of the ballots entirely, garnering just 37 total votes and 105 points. He was just ahead of Chris Paul, who had two first-place votes and 98 total points, with Kawhi Leonard (80 points, including one first-place vote) in eighth, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (28 points) in ninth and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (26 points) in 10th.
Duane Rankin: Kings coach Luke Walton said there “is room” to put Chris Paul in the MVP conversation. Paul on his way to his 17th double-double this season. Has nine points and eight assists as #Suns have 84-77 lead with 6:51 left in the 3rd quarter.
Enter Deck, who not coincidentally signed for $3.9 million. Is he an NBA player? Probably not. He had failed to make an impression as a younger player, going scoreless in the 2013 Hoop Summit and going undrafted in 2017. Now 26 years old and playing in Spain as a 6-foot-6 power forward with limited athleticism, nobody I talked to is that excited about him as an NBA prospect. His best-case scenario would be to get by enough on smarts and craftiness to carve out a back-end rotation spot. Deck’s main utility was that he was available via an in-season buyout, a rarity with European contracts.
In 2014, he said he wanted to stay in Portland and cement his legacy as the greatest Blazer of all time… then he chose to leave for San Antonio less than a year later in free agency. And while in San Antonio, he said he would like to one day reunite with Damian Lillard and end his career in Portland … then when presented with just that chance after a San Antonio buyout this spring, he instead chose Brooklyn. In between his mixed messages, there were some incredible moments. Some incredible production. And some real growth as a person. But there was also a lot of bitterness, pettiness and moodiness that led to much of the hurt.
Behind the scenes, though, it was a struggle. He battled insecurity, never feeling he was valued as much as Brandon Roy or even Greg Oden. He brooded during his early years with Roy, much of it stemming from him not being asked to a dinner in Memphis, which turned out to be more of a miscommunication than a slight.
And he struggled with bitterness and pettiness as he felt threatened by Lillard’s emergence in 2012, and the adoration of the city that was quickly heaped upon the young guard. He would turn down NBA public service announcements, then complain when Lillard did them, pointing it out as proof the organization favored Lillard.
The last two times I talked to Aldridge in San Antonio, I was struck by how at peace he seemed, and how much his perspective had changed. There was no angst about where he stood or how he was perceived. He smiled easily, talked about the importance of family, and was curious about people within the Blazers’ organization.