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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.
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.
Sam Amick: DeWayne Dedmon two years, $14 million to Atlanta, I'm told. Player option 2nd season.
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
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.
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.
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.
Michael Scotto: Orlando Magic rescinded the team's qualifying offer on Dewayne Dedmon, per league source. Dedmon will now become an unrestricted free agent.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have submitted a qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon, putting him on track to restricted free agency.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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