Report: Magic guarantee Dewayne Dedmon for 2015-16

BY foxsports • August 3, 2015

Dewayne Dedmon played 59 games for the Magic this past season, and it appears there will be more in his future. 

From Dan Feldman of NBC Sports:

Dedmon went undrafted out of USC, but will stick around to back up fellow former Trojan, Nikola Vucevic. At only 25 years old, he's young and athletic enough to make a difference in limited minutes. He's not the best offensive player, but he's super physical and uses his body well, pretty much all you want in a low-minute, backup center.

(h/t NBC Sports)

The Magic have shuffled backup centers this summer – signing Jason Smith and signing-and-trading Kyle O’Quinn to the Knicks.

They’ll keep a little stability behind Nikola Vucevic in Dewayne Dedmon.

Dedmon’s 2015-16 minimum salary was fully unguaranteed if not waived by Saturday. Orlando let that deadline pass, fully guaranteeing Dedmon’s salary, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.


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