With the Spurs need the energy on everything to salvage their season. They need an enforcer who can consistently on the floor to give the spirit of basketball. The defense is their problem protecting the rim to be specific as they only had Jakob Poeltl. The rumors that Dewayne Dedmon wants out of the Sacramento Kings is such a perfect situation for San Antonio Spurs. The center who lost his minutes to Richaun Holmes is just averaging 2 minutes for the last three games.
Dedmon who signed for 40 million three year deal last offseason is one of the best rims protectors in the league. The USC standout is in the awful season with his seven-year career as a pro. He enjoyed the last two seasons with his best of himself at double figures on points and grabbed eight board per game. Dedmon is a positive impact on rebuilding Atlanta Hawks as he leads the defense.
The Spurs can offer Demarre Carroll and Bryn Forbes for Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round pick. Both moves are beneficial to each one of them. The Sacramento is a past pace team with a young core who runs the ball with DeAron Fox and Buddy Hield. They love shoots three but they are in the bottom ten, ranks 23rd overall.
With Forbes and Carroll, they can help find a way to makes better. The Kings missed the playoffs since 2007. The longest drought in Western Conference. They trying to build a team with these shooters. The two that they get are a veteran and a cheap young shooter who is also fearless. Forbes can be a long term project for the Kings that fit next to Fox and Hield as the two can cover’s Forbes weakness.
While Dedmon can add the Spurs depth inside the paint. Prior to his Hawks jersey, he wore the Silver and Black in 2016-17. He posted the best of his career, his defensive rating is 99 the best so far. When Pau Gasol got injured he replace the starting center job and never vacate. He already knows the Spurs system which surely he will elevate the defense. LaMarcus Aldridge is declining defensively so the Spurs is giving too much on the paint. With Dedmon, he can be a bridge to young big like Luka Samanic in G League or Nikola Mulitinuv overseas. The Spurs can make a little run with Dedmon solely focus on defense against the other All-Star big like Anthony Davis and Nikola Jokic.