After a surprisingly solid season with the San Antonio Spurs, Dewayne Dedmon became an attractive option on the free agent market, so much so that the big man decided to decline his player option to test the waters.
Well, it took some time but Dedmon has agreed to join the Atlanta Hawks on a two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Spurs free agent Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 12, 2017
Sam Amick of USA TODAY says it’s a two-year, $14 million contract for Dedmon.
DeWayne Dedmon two years, $14 million to Atlanta, I'm told. Player option 2nd season.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 12, 2017
That is certainly a great improvement for Dedmon, who made $2.9 million last season. The Spurs lose the best alley-oop man they’ve had in ages, and also a solid presence on both ends of the court. Most were expecting this to happen, but it’s sad nonetheless.
Good luck with the Hawks, Dewayne!