AVC’s Dewayne Dedmon, Hawks Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $14 Million Contract

Posted: July 12, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2017-18, Player, Professionals

Dewayne Dedmon has come a long way from his hours before practice with AVC’s assistant coach(also lead high school math teacher) learning the in’s and outs of algebra. 

Dewayne believes in ““Always try to associate yourself with and learn as much as you can from those who know more than you do, who do better than you, who see more clearly than you.

General” Dwight D. Eisenhower

  Its taken him along way and I expect its just a start for him. 

San Antonio Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Dewayne Dedmon reportedly agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year deal with Atlanta Hawks, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the deal contains a second-year player option and is worth $14 million in total.

Dedmon spent the 2016-17 season with the San Antonio Spurs backing up Pau Gasol. He averaged 5.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.

While Dedmon didn’t provide a ton of offense, he delivered exactly what the Spurs needed on defense. According to NBA.com, San Antonio had a 97.5 defensive rating when he was on the court compared to a 102.7 “On the Hawks, Dedmon will potentially step in as the starting center on a retooled team. They’ve lost stalwarts like Paul Millsap, Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver, over the past two seasons. It’s now a team led by Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, and a handful of young pieces. Dedmon will work as an anchor for these players on the defensive end, looking to increase his production and get an even bigger contract in the 2018 offseason.defensive rating when he was on the bench.

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