Dedmon will come off the bench for Friday's matchup with the Heat, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Nikola Vucevic is expected to move back into the starting lineup, which means Dedmon will return to a bench role. In moving to the bench, it also could mean a slight decrease in minutes for Dedmon, who's already seen his minutes drop over the last four games since Vucevic's return. Over those last four games, Dedmon has received 15 minutes or less of playing time, which severely restricts his fantasy upside.
Dedmon had four points (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in 11 minutes during the Magic's 113-110 loss to the Bucks on Friday. Dedmon started while Nikola Vucevic remained in a reserve role for a second straight contest. Now that Vucevic is somewhat healthy, Dedmon can likely be avoided in almost all fantasy formats.
Dedmon will start in Friday's matchup with the Bucks, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. Nikola Vucevic returned to the action in the Magic's previous game and played 25 minutes off the bench. He will continue playing a reserve role Friday while Dedmon will start again. Dedmon did see his minutes decrease a bit with Vucevic's return, so that will likely be the case again.
Dedmon scored a career-high 18 points (9-14 FG) while adding a season-high 13 rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes during Saturday's win over the Bulls. He took advantage of the fact that Pau Gasol was not quite his usual self due to a lingering knee injury, notching his first double-double of the season. Dedmon has seen an uptick in minutes in March with Nikola Vucevic (groin) and Ersan Ilyasova (knee/ankle/collarbone) both banged up, but Saturday's big performance was the first time he's really capitalized. Don't expect a repeat Tuesday when the Magic host Brook Lopez and the Nets.
Dedmon posted nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and a block over 25 minutes in Friday's 107-100 victory over the Kings. The USC product received his first start since November, subbing for the sidelined Nikola Vucevic (groin). Dedmon provided solid work on the glass for the second straight game, and made the most of his limited scoring opportunities. The third-year pro's playing time had largely been non-existent since mid-November, and he may very well return to single-digit minutes as soon as Vucevic is able to return.
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