Adrian Benjamins and Coach Joe get into the weeds on the Atlanta Hawks (a treasure trove of fantasy value!), the playoffs (since they're amazing), and, of course, more on the draft lottery as we begin the countdown to the actual draft.
October 10, 2019, 4:13 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
Dewayne Dedmon (illness) is probable for Thursday's tilt against the Suns.
Dedmon was held out of practice on Wednesday due to a sickness. It will be interesting to see how the Kings will divide minutes amongst the plethora of centers that they have. Dedmon is a candidate to look at in standard redraft leagues towards the end of drafts. With the illness, it might be better to look elsewhere for a DFS play tonight.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 5:30 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
Dewayne Dedmon (illness) and Cory Joseph (illness) were both held out of practice on Wednesday.
Dedmon and Joseph may have picked up this illness while traveling to India for a couple of preseason games. This isn't serious but it is worth noting that Joseph is also dealing with a calf issue.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
September 29, 2019, 9:57 amDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
Dewayne Dedmon is the odds on favorite to start at Center according to James Ham of NBC Sports.
This isn't much of a surprise seeing the money he was able to land from them this summer. He will obviously have to worry about some of the younger guys on this roster taking time from him down the road, but he makes sense starting with the Kings looking to win now. He's being taken around thee top-100 in drafts right now, making him a flier worth taking with his well-rounded approach.
Source: NBC Sports
July 8, 2019, 4:49 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced the signings of Dewayne Dedmon and Harrison Barnes on Monday.
Dedmon figures to start at center and will give the Kings better rim protection and spacing than the departed Willie Cauley-Stein did. He will likely be pushed for minutes by Richaun Holmes, however, and the organizational desire to test out Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles at the five also makes his standing tenuous. Dedmon should be a steady, late-middle round center as long as he's playing minutes in the mid-twenties, at least. Barnes rejoins the Kings after being traded to Sacramento last season and will further cloud the forward mix. Miscast as a small forward, we'll see if that's where the Kings put him. He's going to be his usual plodding self and is a late-round option with limited upside.
Source: Sacramento Kings
June 30, 2019, 7:01 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Sacramento Kings according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
It felt like the Kings were in on basically every big-name center on the free agent market. While Dedmon doesn’t come with name recognition, he should serve to be an excellent fit with an up-and-coming Sacramento team. Dedmon figures to start in and play minutes in the high 20’s, while not taking away too many opportunities from Marvin Bagley. He should be considered to maintain the same level of fantasy value that he held last season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 5:11 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
The Kings and Dewayne Dedmon are expected to come to a quick agreement on a three-year, $40 million deal when free agency opens.
It looks like the Kings have found their center, and Dedmon is a good fit in the sense that he won't be expecting massive amounts of playing time. He'll provide better shooting and rim protection than Willie Cauley-Stein and will leave more than enough minutes for Sacramento to trot out Marvin Bagley or Harry Giles at the five. Dedmon, 30 years old, will have a partial guarantee on the final year of the deal.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 1:30 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Kings have a "very real" chance of landing Dewayne Dedmon.
Sacramento has been the main team tied to Dedmon this summer, and their need for a center makes the connection quite obvious. Dedmon is 30 years old but has only been playing for six years, so there aren't as many mileage concerns as you might think. He'll give the team more shooting and rim protection than Willie Cauley-Stein, and depending on the price tag he'd make for a solid, sensible addition to the up-and-coming Kings.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 29, 2019, 8:45 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
The Kings are reportedly interested in signing Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon and it appears that the interest is both strong and mutual.
The Kings' current center Willie Cauley-Stein has expressed via his representation that he wants out of Sacramento. Dedmon should serve as a solid veteran replacement. From a fantasy standpoint, Dedmon's needle should remain steady with a move to Sactown.
Source: Dave Carmichael on Twitter
June 4, 2019, 2:01 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have interest in potentially re-signing free agent center Dewayne Dedmon to a short-term balloon contract.
As we've seen in recent seasons around the league, teams have started to offer "balloon contracts," short term deals at a higher annual salary, to players instead of the standard long term deals. It both gives the team more financial flexibility in the future while providing the player a per year salary that they would not be netting in a multi-year contract. Dedmon played well this past season, and with the young Hawks having an eye towards the future, this potential deal would make sense for both sides.
Source: The Athletic
April 11, 2019, 12:20 amDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon (ankle surgery) did not suit up for Wednesday's season finale against the Pacers.
Dedmon was a 9-cat stud on the year, finishing with well rounded averages of 10.8 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers. That stat line was enough to give him top-50 value on the season. The versatile big man will have a lot of suitors on the open market heading into free agency, and is at risk of landing in a spot that doesn’t give him the amount of run that he has had in Atlanta over the last two seasons. His fantasy-friendly stat set will likely keep him a viable option wherever he winds up, but owners should hope he stays put.
March 31, 2019, 10:11 amDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) will have a non-surgical procedure to address his left ankle, keeping him out of the lineup for the rest of the season.
It's safe to say that you can move on from Dedmon at this point. Alex Len will be the primary man in the middle to close out the season, and makes sense as a streaming add for today. With six games left on the schedule and nothing left to play for, it makes sense for the Hawks to start shutting injured guys down. Owners of Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) and Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) should keep a close eye on the injury report leading up to today's early tip-off against the Bucks.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
March 30, 2019, 4:46 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bucks with a left ankle injury.
Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) and Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) both remain questionable so you can hang onto those players for now in hopes that they'll play tomorrow. With Dedmon being ruled out early it makes sense for owners to drop him in leagues that end tomorrow while Alex Len and Omari Spellman figure to see a bump in playing time.
Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 11:04 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon only needed 23 minutes to deliver 18 points, nine rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Dedmon picked up four fouls, which helps explain the limited minutes. Alex Len was solid off the bench with 13 points, seven rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes but Dedmon remains the guy to roll with in fantasy. Both bigs had solid nights with Anthony Davis inactive, which obviously helped.
The Hawks are on the rise and filled with young talent