Woj: 76ers signing free agent center Dewayne Dedmon for the rest of the season
Free agent center Dewayne Dedmon is signing with the Philadelphia Sixers after he was waived by the San Antonio Spurs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Dedmon was recently traded by Miami to San Antonio, who released him, making him a free agent.
Dedmon is in his 10th year in the NBA after being signed as an drafted free agent by the Golden State Warriors after the 2013 draft out of USC.
The 7-foot, 245-pound center spent time with the Sixers during the 2013-14 season and has bounced around, playing for seven NBA teams.
He has a career average of 6.4 points on 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game.This season in Miami, Dedmon is scoring 5.7 points and grabbing 3.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per contest.
He averages 11.6 minutes per game as a backup in Miami, but recently was demoted from that role and has only appeared in one game since Jan. 12. In Philly, he should provide more rim protection than the current duo of Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed, neither of which is a rebounder or rim protector.
Overall, I don't see this as much of an upgrade for the Sixers, who have had major issues behind Joel Embiid again this season.