Atlanta Hawks: 4 Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Season

Justin Anderson #1 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dewayne Dedmon

We have previously discussed the idea that Dewayne Dedmon would make sense as a part of a potential Markelle Fultz trade, and Dedmon’s lanky 7-foot frame would aid many contending teams as they look to shore up the backup center spot.

Dedmon’s game might not be particularly flashy, but he can provide length and size at the five spot, while also stepping out to three-point land and rumbling down the lane with gravity in the pick-and-roll.

Perhaps not the most fleet of foot, Dedmon is still a strong athlete who can get up for lobs and slams in the lane. He does not mind contact either, as he is leading the Atlanta Hawks with a lofty 89.3 field goal percentage (making 25 of his 28 attempts).

While Dedmon’s three-point shooting accuracy is down a bit to start the year (currently shooting 25 percent on 12 of 48 shooting on the year). Dedmon was quite strong in this category last year, however, as he shot 35.5 percent on triples on 2.3 attempts per game – identical to his attempts per game this season.

While perhaps not a flashy name or player, Dedmon would make for an excellent backup center to some of the NBA’s elite big men, such as Joel Embiid in Philly or Anthony Davis in New Orleans. If the Hawks can work a good deal with a team that needs big man depth, Dedmon could be gone.