Hawks Trade Dewayne Dedmon To Pistons For Tony Snell

NOVEMBER 20: The Hawks and Pistons have officially completed their swap, as detailed below, per a press release from Atlanta. As expected, the Hawks have already waived Thomas.

NOVEMBER 19: The Hawks and Pistons have agreed to a trade that will send center Dewayne Dedmon to Detroit, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Wings Tony Snell and Khyri Thomas will head to Atlanta in the swap, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

The move essentially sees both teams trade from areas of depth. Dedmon, acquired at last season’s deadline from Sacramento, became expendable in Atlanta with the Hawks expecting Clint Capela back from injury this year and also preparing to incorporate lottery pick Onyeka Okongwu into their frontcourt.

Meanwhile, trading Snell and Thomas will open up more minutes on the wing in Detroit for the likes of Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Sekou Doumbouya, and Saddiq Bey, observes James Edwards III of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Dedmon will earn $13.3MM in 2020/21 and also has a $13.3MM cap hit for ’21/22, though that second year is only partially guaranteed for $1MM, per Basketball Insiders. Snell is on a $12.2MM expiring contract, while Thomas’ minimum-salary contract for ’20/21 only includes a partial guarantee. In other words, the deal is close to salary-neutral.

It remains to be seen how many of these players will be part of their new teams’ plans for next season. Omari Sankofa II of The Detroit Free Press suggests (via Twitter) that the Pistons aren’t done dealing and he wouldn’t assume Dedmon will stick around.

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20 thoughts on “Hawks Trade Dewayne Dedmon To Pistons For Tony Snell

  1. Tatsumaki

    Pistons bracing for wood leaving via free agency. Possible sign and trade for kuzma, mcgee and other pieces to pistons for early bird rights to lakers.

      • Tatsumaki

        Just reporting what’s being reported. I’d imagine he fits lakers time line and fits well next to Anthony Davis. Rob has stated he wants to get players that fit ads timeline after acquiring dennis Schroder. Wood is 25 and is commanding a contract between 12-15 million per year. Possible lakers sign him for 3/36

        • DVail1979

          I am definitely not an expert on the NBA salary cap … but it seems to me that if the Lakers offered 3 and $36 mil … wouldn’t the Pistons be able to offer more to keep Wood? Wasn’t Wood the reason basically that Detroit dealt Drummond?

        • Rarely do players take a multi year deal for the low end. Even for the shot at a title. Superstars have done it to form super teams but Wood is no superstar and this will likely represent his one and only true shot at a significant payday. Not raining on any parades but speculation is simply that. I see him fitting in on multiple contenders. Miami, Toronto, Boston, Blazers, Mavs.

        • x%sure

          AD says no. Wood too precocious for a team where everything is down pat.

          “early bird rights to lakers”. Whose rights? You said Wood goes there FA.

    • Dxit90a

      Why would Detroit trade him ? He fits in their rebuild mode . And no Kuzma is not worth trading for .

      • Tatsumaki

        The trade for Desmond takes pistons out of the running as wood has told pistons he is leaving via free agency. The trade would be for early bird rights but as it stands now lakers could potentially sign wood via free agency.

        • DVail1979

          This guy is really plugged into the inner goings of the Pistons franchise … That has to be the case because everyone knows you cant believe everything you read until it’s official …

  2. phillyballers

    Lmao, the Hawks and Dedmon. Who else thinks they eventually bring him back?

    • x%sure

      Maybe Dedmon is actually over. I just thought Holmes got him grumpy in Sacto, but they drafted Okongwu.
      Snell isn’t much.

      • stevep-4

        Snell has the slowest shot in history. He looks like they are doing a slo-mo instant replay every time he shoots.

        • UGA_Steve

          I doubt the Hawks will play him much, if at all. They basically just dumped Dedmon’s salary and especially his cap hit for 21/22. Really solid move by Atlanta if I am reading the numbers correctly.

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Getting Dedmon does make you think. They are planning on losing Woods. Fact is he is a FA. And Pistons gave the cap space if they want to sign him. There are enough teams out there. Who would like to sign Woods. So you can he will get at least 15 mill maybe more. As much as I would like to see him in NY. I rather sign Whiteside for under 10 mill.

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