TUESDAY, 9:56am: The Sixers have officially announced the signing.
MONDAY, 7:54pm: The Sixers are set to sign Dewayne Dedmon to a ten-day deal, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Philadelphia auditioned big men today, including Dedmon and former Heat and Celtics forward Jarvis Varnado.
Dedmon, 24, was with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League after a short stint with the Warriors’ varsity squad. In 15 D-League games this season, the USC product put up 15.2 PPG and 13.5 RPG.
In addition to Varnado, Dedmon also beat out Kyrylo Fesenko and Rutgers product Hamady N’Diaye for the vacant spot. The Sixers had a need for frontcourt depth after waiving Daniel Orton prior to the contract guarantee deadline.