The Philadelphia 76ers will sign center Dewayne Dedmon after his buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs is complete. Dedmon was traded to the San Antonio Spurs from the Miami Heat in a cash dump trade that freed up a roster spot for Miami. The Spurs and Dedmon quickly began working on a buyout to free up the big man to sign with an NBA playoff contender. Philadelphia was looking for center depth behind star big man Joel Embiid and found their answer in the buyout market with the signing of Dedmon.
The 76ers are signing free agent center Dewayne Dedmon for the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 13, 2023
This season in 30 games and 11.7 minutes per game with the Miami Heat, Dewayne Dedmon averaged 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 49.6 percent and a three-point percentage of 29.7 percent. Philadelphia has tried out several big men behind Joel Embiid to varying levels of success in the past few seasons. Dedmon is an NBA veteran with plenty of experience and could help the team with depth to close out the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are currently sitting third in the Eastern Conference Standings and hope to keep that mark or improve it. Winning an NBA Championship with Joel Embiid and James Harden is the main goal this season.