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Dewayne Dedmon reportedly signs with the Atlanta Hawks

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The big man is not coming back to the Spurs after all.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Sam Amick of USA TODAY says it’s a two-year, $14 million contract for Dedmon.

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!