Dedmon recorded 20 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals, one block and one assist across 31 minutes in Sunday's 118-115 victory over the Pistons. Dedmon got the starting nod Sunday in an attempt to go big against the Pistons frontcourt and it turned it a victory for the Hawks as Dedmon was able to control the two stars for the Pistons down low. While it's hard to fully stop Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, he controlled their impact on the game and provided his own offense against them, tying his season-high with 20 points on the night. It remains to be seen if he will stay in the starting lineup, but Dedmon has certainly earned his playing time going forward.
Dedmon will start at center Sunday against the Pistons, Mike Conti of the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network reports. Dedmon will take over for Miles Plumlee in the starting rotation and will be tasked with containing Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin underneath the basket. In 21 starts this season, Dedmon has averaged 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in just under 25 minutes per contest.
Dedmon posted 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 108-82 win over the Grizzlies. Dedmon returned to a reserve role after recording a double-double as a starter in place of Ersan Ilyasova (illness) on Sunday. Like Dedmon, Ilyasova and Miles Plumlee both saw 19 minutes on Tuesday -- while John Collins saw 26 minutes and Mike Muscala earned 13 -- and Hawks' coach Mike Budenholzer is clearly making it a priority to spread the minutes around.
Dedmon will return to a bench role for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Grizzlies radio play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine reports. Dedmon picked up the start on Sunday in place of the ailing Ersan Ilyasova (illness), posting a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double across 29 minutes. However, Ilyasova has been cleared for a return and will immediately reclaim a spot in the top unit Tuesday, which sends Dedmon back to the bench. Despite coming off the bench, Dedmon will still likely play more minutes than starting center Miles Plumlee and is the more intriguing option for fantasy purposes.
Dedmon totaled 12 points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Sunday's 99-96 victory over the Knicks. Dedmon got the starting nod in place of Ersan Ilyasova, who is dealing with an illness, and helped propel the Hawks to a victory on Sunday. The 14 rebounds was a game-high and tied his season-high, which was needed going against the Knicks, who have two big men down low who feed off of second-chance opportunities. He'll likely return to the bench when Ilyasova gets healthy, but he proved to the team Sunday that he can be a force off the bench when allotted minutes.
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