After the Orlando Magic bought out the remainder of power forward Glen “Big Baby Davis’ contract and he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, the team signed swingman Adonis Thomas and center Dewayne Dedmon to 10-day contracts.
Both got second 10-day contracts and on Monday, those were set to expire, meaning the Magic had to make a decision on whether or not to keep either player for the rest of the season.
The Magic won’t be keeping Thomas, but they have re-signed Dedmon for the remainder of the season, according to General Manager Rob Hennigan via OrlandoMagic.com.
The Orlando Magic have signed center Dewayne Dedmon for the remainder of the regular season, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Dedmon originally signed his first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 25.
Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears has details on the deal.
Rookie center Dewayne Dedmon’s new contract with the Magic also includes team options for the next two seasons, a source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) March 17, 2014
Dedmon, who has only played basketball for the last few years because of his religion, is still learning the game and is only 24 years old, meaning the two options could pay off for the Magic if Dedmon shows improvement.
Dedmon is averaging 2.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game this season.