After some new signings in the past week, the LA Clippers now have a full 15-man roster. With Daniel Theis now part of the rotation, the Clippers finally have a backup big man that can help them against bigger lineups.
But LA is not done making moves to help them get back to their winning ways. On Friday, they officially inked veteran center Dewayne Dedmon to the roster for their G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers.
Having most recently played for Philadelphia, Dedmon was not re-signed by the 76ers in the offseason and failed to secure a new contract elsewhere. In his search for a new basketball home, he ended up getting a chance with the Clippers.
The Clippers signed Dewayne Dedmon to their G League affiliate
Holding career averages of 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game on 52% shooting, Dewayne Dedmon has carved out a solid career for himself as a backup center. He has played for seven NBA teams in 10 total seasons in the league.
Dedmon's signing with the Clippers will allow him to compete with the G League team for the duration of the season, while simultaneously auditioning for a spot on the full-time roster. The Clippers will have the ability to sign Dedmon to the big league team whenever they may want to do so.
Daniel Theis is currently operating as LA's backup center, with Mason Plumlee still injured. But should Dedmon show out in a big way with the Agua Caliente Clippers, he may be a candidate to replace Theis when all is said and done.