The Sacramento Kings have a new center.
NBC Sports California confirmed Sunday through a league source that free-agent big man Dewayne Dedmon has an agreement in place on a three-year, $40 million contract with the Kings.
Dedmon, 29, played the last two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 10.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game last season and shot an impressive 38.2 percent from 3-point range.
Sacramento was looking for a rim protector who can run the floor and stretch the defense in the half court. Dedmon checks all those boxes.
There is no early word on what Dedmon’s addition means for restricted free agent Willie Cauley-Stein. The 25-year-old big started 81 games for the Kings last season, but the team was looking for more consistency from the position.
The full extent of Dedmon's contract details are unknown at this time, but according to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the final year is partially guaranteed.