Magic Rescind Dedmon’s Qualifying Offer

The Magic will rescind their qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon, making the 7-foot center an unrestricted free agent, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel tweets. Dedmon had gone into the free agent market as a restricted free agent after the Magic made a qualifying offer of $1,215,696.

Dedmon, who will be entering his fourth season in the league, has received some interest from the Warriors, who are seeking a rim protector to round out their roster, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Removing Dedmon from their roster gives the Magic more wiggle room to sign Raptors free agent center Bismack Biyombo, who committed to Orlando for four years and $72MM.

The pending acquisition of Biyombo, along with the presence of Nikola Vucevic, made Dedmon expendable. Recently-acquired Serge Ibaka can also slide over to the middle, if necessary.

Dedmon appeared in 58 games with the Magic last season, including 20 starts. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17.2 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “Magic Rescind Dedmon’s Qualifying Offer

  1. Z.....

    There are a few teams that could use some rim protection, and he could provide it on the cheap. Should be interesting to see who signs him. Could be a stealthy signing for one of those teams. The Warriors are obviously one of them

  2. SoCalBaseballDude

    Dedmon would be a good back up center for the Lakers….from So Cal and very athletic defender

  3. SoCalBaseballDude

    Galloway would also be a good pick up for the Lakers or the Clippers….if neither team can get Harkless.


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