NBA rumors: Heat officially announce Dewayne Dedmon signing

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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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Storyline: Officiating Complaints
The third-seeded Bucks kept the pressure on the Nets by beating the Heat on Saturday night. But though the Nets lost the season tiebreaker to Milwaukee, they still lead the Bucks by a game and can earn the No. 2 seed — something they finally admit is a major goal. “Yeah, I think so. We just have one game to win, and we control our own destiny as far as the seedings go. We think that’s positive,” coach Steve Nash said before the Nets’ 105-91 win over the Bulls. “If we can win that game, it’s much better being the second seed. “It’s a little advantage we can create, and it just comes down to concentration and trying to close this deal [Sunday]. Yeah, we definitely want it.”
Lonzo Ball, along with multiple teammates, will miss the New Orleans Pelicans’ regular season finale against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening. Ball will miss the game with a right thumb sprain, the third straight game he’ll miss to end the season. Along with Ball, Steven Adams (right MTP sprain), Josh Hart (right thumb surgery), Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) and Zion Williamson (left hand fracture) all will be out as well on the night. It will be the third straight game that group of five players will miss with the Pelicans losing each of those games.
Storyline: Lonzo Ball Injury