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Spurs Reach Two-Year Deal With Center Dewayne Dedmon

Mar 29, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) points and celebrates after he made a layup against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 139-105. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 29, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) points and celebrates after he made a layup against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Brooklyn Nets 139-105. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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As quick as the news surfaced of the San Antonio Spurs releasing of fan-favorite Boban Marjanovic, Spurs reached an agreement with unrestricted free agent center Dewayne Dedmon.

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Dedmon started his NBA career with Golden State in 2013 and has also played for Philadelphia and Orlando. The 7-foot Dedmon averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game for the Magic last season.

Shams Chanaria of The Vertical

was first to report on the terms of the contract.

(via The Vertical)

Free-agent center Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with theSan Antonio Spurs, league sources told The Vertical.

The 26-year old will bring an athletic, strong body to San Antonio’s front line. Departing with a 7-footer and gaining another whom is defensive minded and can finish at the rim will be a plus. Deadmon will provide a much needed boost behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol.

Dedmon can run the floor with the best of them. You can see in the video, he quickly can get off the floor and finish at the rim. What is more apparent, he can keep up with the rest of the bigs, and even guards in the league with the speed he possesses.

Per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Golden State Warriors “really” wanted to land Dedmon as a rim protector for their bench.

However, Golden State could only offer the minimum salary. A good get for the Spurs, as their time to get young starts now as the heels of what many believe to be the end of Tim Duncan’s career in San Antonio looms closer.

Next: Boban Marjanovic Accepts Deal With Detroit Pistons

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