Detroit intends to waive Dedmon once the trade agreed to Thursday with the Hawks becomes official, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reports. The trade between the two teams was essentially an exchange of burdensome contracts, as Atlanta took back Tony Snell (due $12.18 million in 2020-21) while Detroit picked up Dedmon (due $26.6 million through 2021-22). Fortunately for Detroit, only $1 million of the money owed to Dedmon is guaranteed, so cutting him won't be too costly. Once he reaches free agency, Dedmon's outside shooting and shot-blocking abilities should be enough for him to find work elsewhere as a reserve center.
Dedmon was traded to Detroit on Thursday in exchange for Tony Snell and Khyri Thomas, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Dedmon began last season in Sacramento before being traded back to Atlanta at the deadline. The Hawks will now send him north to Detroit, though it's unclear if the Pistons plan to keep the veteran big man. In 44 total appearances last season, Dedmon averaged 5.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game.
Dedmon finished with 14 points (6-13 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine boards, two assists and three blocks in 28 minutes of a 143-138 double-overtime win against the Hornets on Monday. Dedmon saw the fewest minutes of all the Hawks' starters, but that didn't stop him from approaching a double-double. In three games since returning from a four-game absence, he's averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Dedmon (elbow) will be available for Friday's game at Washington, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Dedmon was considered probable for Friday's contest, and he'll indeed be suiting up after a four-game absence. The 30-year-old started the previous four games at center before picking up the elbow injury and figures to rejoint he starting five versus the Wizards.
Dedmon (elbow) is expected to play in Friday's game against Washington, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said Tuesday that the team "fully expects" to have Dedmon available Friday, which will come on the heels of three full days off. The veteran was able to get shots up at shootaround Monday morning, and while he didn't play in the night's loss to Memphis, his sore right elbow appears to be nearing full strength. Prior to the injury, Dedmon had started the previous four games at center.
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