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Feb 03 2014

Dedmon Walkin’

DeWayne Dedmon’s second 10-day deal expired today and according to the Inky’s Keith Pompey, the Sixers have opted not to resign the center.

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Dedmon looked OK in limited minutes over the course of his two short contracts. Despite his underwhelming PER (8.7), he was arguably the Sixers’ best defensive big man. Small sample size emphasized, his per 36 numbers were indicative of strong play, averaging 11.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. He also logged more win shares per 48 minutes (.041) than Evan Turner (.034), Brandon Davies (-.008) and Tony Wroten (-.040), among others, per basketball-reference.

This move could mean a few things, one of them being that they are making room for Arnett Moultrie. He’s been “close” to returning for what seems like a decade. Another potential reason is that MCW (day-to-day, shoulder soreness) could miss more time than expected, and the team wants to sign another guard.

There’s also the speculation that this move could preclude a trade in the coming days or weeks, prior to the Feb. 20 trade deadline. The Sixers may want to take back more players than they send out, and such a transaction would require an open roster spot. Or maybe, they just don’t think he’s any good.

Regardless of the reasoning behind it, pour one out for Dedmon. It was a good, albeit short run.

  • robbybonfire23

    Updated Selected NBA Prospects Regression Scores…

    1. Richard Solomon, Sr. – F (Cal) – 917
    2. Daniel Ochefu, Soph. – F (Villanova) – 907
    3. Steve Zach, Jr. – C (La Salle) – 848
    4. Jordan Bachynski, Sr. – C (ASU) – 809
    5. Cameron Ridley, Soph. – C (Texas) – 786
    6. Daniel Miller, Sr. – C (Ga. Tech) – 762

    7. Joel Embiid, Fr. – C (Kansas) – 743
    8. Aaron White, Jr. – F (Iowa) – 702
    9. Markus Kennedy, Soph. – F (SMU) – 696
    10. Kyle Anderson, Soph. – G/F (UCLA) – 644
    11. Halil Kanacevik, Sr. – F (St. Joe’s) – 632
    12. Noah Vonleh, Fr. – F (Ind.) – 625

    13. Juwan Staten, Jr. – G (WVA) – 623
    14. Delon Wright, Jr. – G (Utah) – 553
    15. Roscoe Smith, Jr. – F (UNLV) – 543
    16. DeAndre Kane, Sr. – G (Iowa St.) – 480
    17. Julius Randle, Fr. – F (KY) – 443
    18. Doug McDermott, Sr. – F (Creighton) – 411

    19. Andrew Wiggins, Fr. – G (Kansas) – 349
    20. Jabari Parker, Fr. – F (Duke) – 257

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