Dedmon started at center and supplied two points (0-1 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds and one steal across 21 minutes in a 100-93 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday. Dedmon didn't see any notable increase in his statistical production after returning to the starting five following a one-game benching, and although it looks like he'll stick on the top unit going forward, he'll struggle to deliver fantasy value in most leagues. He hasn't recorded double-digit points or rebounds in any of his 12 appearances in March and is averaging 4.3 points, 5.1 boards, 0.5 assists and 0.4 blocks in 17.4 minutes per game on the month.
Dedmon will start at center Tuesday against the Timberwolves Dedmon came off the bench in the team's last contest SUnday against the Kings as coach Gregg Popovich elected to go with a smaller lineup to start things out. With Davis Bertans back on the bench and David Lee (foot) out Tuesday, Dedmon could be relied upon for more minutes than usual, but won't see enough touches on the offensive end to make for an appealing DFS target.
Dedmon will come off the bench for Sunday's tilt against the Kings, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Coach Gregg Popovich has opted to start Davis Bertans at center for Sunday's game, sending Dedmon to the bench. Though he'll come off the pine, it's possible that Dedmon will still see his usual 17.5 minutes per game, and it's likely that he'll return to the starting lineup for the Spurs' next game Tuesday against the Timberwolves.
Dedmon scored four points (2-2 FG) to go along with eight rebounds and one assist over 22 minutes in Monday's 107-99 win over the Hawks. The Spurs prevailed despite committing a season-high 23 turnovers on Monday, and Dedmon helped that cause by coughing up four of his own. His time was also limited by getting into foul trouble, and we saw a bit more from Pau Gasol (finger) than expected as a result. With LaMarcus Aldridge's future uncertain, the Spurs will see a mix of Dedmon, David Lee and Gasol moving forward, under the usually erratic whims of Coach Gregg Popovich, who easily wins the award for the NBA's Most Frustrating Coach in fantasy circles. So far we've mostly seen David Lee playing the 4, with Dedmon handling the duties at center, but now that Gasol appears to be healthy we should see him reassuming a starting role at the 5 before too long. Dedmon should still see plenty of action, as his 13 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in March has earned him enough playing time to be a risk/reward DFS tournament play, but his usage will all depend on Popovich.
Dedmon finished with four points (2-3 FG), 12 rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and a steal over 24 minutes in Friday's 105-97 win against the Clippers. Dedmon remained in the starting lineup despite the return of Pau Gasol (finger), but don't expect that setup to last for very long. The big man is likely to see his playing time substantially reduced once Gasol gets back into the swing of things. He is worth keeping around in deeper head-to-head fantasy leagues and most rotisserie formats for help in the rebounds and blocked shots categories.
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