Dedmon is a guy that fought for a roster spot early on in his career and made the most of his opportunities with the Spurs during the 2016-17 season. The 7-foot big man emerged as a physical rebounder and decent shot-blocker, which earned him a big contract with the Atlanta Hawks the following offseason.
He had some really solid years in Atlanta, averaging a little bit below a double-double per game, but after they sent him to Sacramento, Dedmon once again hit rock bottom and now is currently a free agent.
The Los Angeles Lakers could easily sign Dedmon to a veteran’s minimum contract and he could supply them with a big bodied rebounder who is more than capable of supplying his team with second-chance opportunities.
With Anthony Davis in the lineup this year, the Lakers are one of the top rebounding teams in the league, but without him, they have really struggled and have given up a lot of second-chance points.
At 31-years old now, Dedmon probably is not the player he once was with the Spurs and the Hawks, but he should still be able to give the Lakers 10-15 minutes per game of physical play and rebounding. At a very low cost, Dewayne Dedmon is a great option for the Lakers to pursue and could definitely give them some solid play until Davis returns.