Sources: Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon exercises $7.2 million option to remain with Atlanta

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5256/" data-ylk="slk:Dewayne Dedmon">Dewayne Dedmon</a> averaged 10 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 62 games and 46 starts for the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/atl" data-ylk="slk:Hawks">Hawks</a> last season. (AP)
Dewayne Dedmon averaged 10 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 62 games and 46 starts for the Hawks last season. (AP)

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon has exercised his $7.2 million player option for next season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Dedmon, an active 7-footer, averaged 10 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 62 games and 46 starts for the Hawks. He signed a two-year, $14 million contract with Atlanta last offseason, earning all of the deal’s $900,000 in potential bonuses in 2017-18.

Dedmon has established a role as a reliable starter or reserve, joining Atlanta last summer after a strong season in San Antonio. In 286 career games, Dedmon has averaged 5.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

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