Should the Atlanta Hawks Reunite with Dewayne Dedmon?

Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Taking a look at a potential reunion between the Atlanta Hawks and Dewayne Dedmon.

Former Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon is apparently unhappy in his new digs.

Dedmon signed with Sacramento on a three-year, $40 million dollar deal back in July, seemingly set to be the Kings’ starting center.

He spent the last two seasons as Atlanta’s primary 5, becoming a quality stretch big who could also protect the paint.

In Sacramento however, Dedmon not only lost his starting role, but is slowly moving out of the rotation altogether.

Because of, rumors of Dedmon wanting out have popped up, officially yesterday by Shams Charania.

Several teams instantly became suitors for the 7-year vet. Most squads on the shortlist were contenders, but there is one outlier: the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta makes sense as a landing spot in more ways than just being a former home for Dedmon.

The Hawks are in beyond-desperate need of help at the center position, and Dedmon would likely be the best big man officially on the market.

Atlanta has not only the cap space to get it done, but the assets as well.

There are some drawbacks, like the fact that Atlanta just passed on re-signing him just a few months ago.

Despite initially showing interest in re-signing him after his solid season a year ago, Atlanta did not, letting Dedmon sign the lucrative deal with Sac.

Travis Schlenk and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks’ front office could have overvalued the big men talent they had in Alex Len and Damian Jones, which obviously looks like a mistake in hindsight.

Trading for Dedmon now is a rare ‘get-right’, or do-over for them, albeit they’d have to give up assets along with the money now.

At 6-26, the Hawks are in no shape to compete anytime soon, and at 30, Dedmon is best suited for a contending team.

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But if Atlanta values getting Trae Young and John Collins some instant relief, looking into the trade is a no-brainer.

We’ll see what happens as we inch closer to the February deadline.