Dedmon (foot) had two points (2-2 FT) in two minutes during the Magic's 107-93 loss to the Clippers on Friday. Dedmon missed Wednesday's matchup versus the Thunder with a sore foot. However, he was available on Friday, though he only ended up playing two minutes. Dedmon is averaging 11 minutes per game on the season, but he has only seen a double digit allotment twice thus far in 2016.
Dedmon (foot) will be available Friday against the Clippers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Dedmon missed Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City with soreness in his foot, but the ailment looks to be nothing serious, and Dedmon will be available off the bench Friday night. The USC product has seen limited action of late, playing double-digit minutes just once in his last nine appearances.
Dedmon is out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to a foot sprain he suffered in workouts on Tuesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Dedmon's injury was suffered in voluntary workouts on Tuesday, and the severity of the injury is at this time unknown, and he should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers. His absence shouldn't have too large of an impact on the game, since Dedmon is averaging just 6.9 minutes per game this season.
Dedmon played 11 minutes in Monday's 98-81 loss to the Hawks, finishing with four points (2-2 FG), seven rebounds, and one steal. Dedmon has now played in eight of the Magic's last 10 games, but has only topped 10 minutes on two of those occasions. He continues to rank behind Nikola Vucevic, Channing Frye, and Jason Smith in the Magic's rotation of big men, though he may have since surpassed Andrew Nicholson, who saw only nine minutes in Monday's contest.
Dedmon appears to have been removed from the lineup over the past few games. Dedmon saw a lot of time in the first few games of the season while he was starting for a then injured Nikola Vucevic. Over the past five games, Dedmon has been held out twice and averaged only five minutes per game in the three games he did play, recording a combined three points and one rebound. With Andrew Nicholson seeing more time it seems as though Dedmon has been phased out of the lineup, and he shouldn't be expected to play much unless injuries again force him into the lineup.
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