Dedmon scored a team-high 24 points (8-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding nine rebound and an assist in 27 minutes during Monday's 122-103 loss to the Magic. While he tied his season high in scoring and just missed his seventh double-double of the season, the 29-year-old center also had little success containing Nikola Vucevic on the defensive end. Dedmon doesn't see enough minutes to provide consistent fantasy value, but as long as he's starting and can stay healthy, he could be useful in deeper formats.
Dedmon (ankle) is available to play Monday against the Magic. As expected, Dedmon has been cleared to play Monday after entering the day with a probable tag. Look for the big man to assume his regular spot in the starting lineup. Since the start of January, Dedmon is averaging 10.6 points and 6.7 rebounds across 26.6 minutes per contest.
Dedmon is probable for Monday's game against the Magic due to left ankle soreness, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Dedmon missed two contests with an ankle issue last week, and it appears he's still battling through some minor soreness. The Hawks are confident that he'll manage to fight through the issue, however. Dedmon was held in check during Atlanta's last matchup Friday against Boston, scoring just six points and snagging three boards in 25 minutes.
Dedmon will start Saturday's game against the Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports. Dedmon, who will return to the lineup and be without a minutes restriction, will get the start over Omari Spellman, who will slide back to his normal bench role. In 34 games this season, Dedmon is averaging 9.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 24.6 minutes.
Dedmon is listed as available on the Hawks' injury report ahead of Saturday's game against Boston, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. Dedmon missed the last two games with a left ankle injury, but he'll be back in the mix Saturday and will likely move back into the starting five, which would push Alex Len to the bench.
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