Southeast Notes: Dedmon, Satoransky, Heat

Hawks big man Dewayne Dedmon suffered a left ankle injury during a workout last Monday, the team announced today in a press release. According to the club, an X-ray and MRI revealed that the veteran center had sustained an avulsion fracture.

While Dedmon is currently in a walking boot, he’ll be re-evaluated in a week and the injury isn’t considered “serious,” per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It’s unclear whether Dedmon will be ready to go when the Hawks open training camp later this month, but it sounds like the injury won’t have a major impact on his regular season availability.

Here’s more from around the Southeast:

  • There are still a handful of intriguing free agent wings on the market, including Jamal Crawford and Joe Johnson. However, Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel doesn’t expect the Heat to go “anywhere near” those players, given their logjam at shooting guard, unless perhaps Dwyane Wade decides to retire and Dion Waiters‘ ankle recovery hits a snag.
  • As the only Czech-born player currently in the NBA, Tomas Satoransky has become a household name in his home country, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, who writes that Satoransky wants to find ways to give back to those in the Czech Republic. A key part of the Wizards‘ backcourt, Satoransky is entering a contract year in 2018/19 and will be eligible for restricted free agency next summer.
  • In a one-on-one conversation with Shams Charania of The Athletic, Ray Allen spoke about entering the Hall of Fame, the various chapters of his NBA career, and his memories of “The Shot” that helped the Heat win the 2013 NBA Finals.
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