Dedmon agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Spurs Thursday, Sham Charania of The Vertical reports. Dedmon has been a minimal rotation player in his past two seasons with the Magic, averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds over 12 minutes in 2015-16. With Tim Duncan potentially retiring, Dedmon gives the Spurs some solid depth at center behind the newly acquired Pau Gasol and the signing also means that San Antonio is a lot less likely to match the offer sheet big man Boban Marjanovic signed with the Pistons Thursday. Overall, however, Dedmon's impact on the Spurs this coming season will likely remain minimal.
Dedmon had his qualifying offer from the Magic rescinded Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. After the Magic picked up Bismack Biyombo on a four-year deal, to go along with Nikola Vucevic already being on the roster, there was really no need to bring Dedmon back for another season. The Magic will no longer have the ability to match offers he receives on the open free agent market, so look for Dedmon to find a new home as free agency continues. Dedmon averaged 3.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocks over 13 minutes per game in a reserve role with Orlando.
The Magic submitted a qualifying offer to Dedmon on Tuesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. This offer makes Dedmon a restricted free agent, meaning the Magic can match any offer another team gives him if they desire to do so. The seven-footer provided depth behind Aaron Gordon at power forward, averaging 4.4 points on and 3.9 rebounds in 12 minutes per game, with a 56 percent field goal accuracy rate.
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.
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