Pistons acquire center Dewayne Dedmon, continue roster purge

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AP source: Hawks trade Dedmon to Pistons for Snell, Thomas

The Detroit Pistons will trade Tony Snell and Khyri Thomas to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Dewayne Dedmon, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, on condition of anonymity because the trade needs approval from the National Basketball Association before becoming official.

The deal allows the Hawks to clear a logjam at center. The Philadelphia 76ers drafted him 38th overall in 2018. Capela was injured and didn't play before Atlanta's season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, but he's expected to play a key role next season.

Snell spent only one season in Detroit, averaging 8.0 points while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range.

Last season in 59 games (57 starts) with the Pistons, the 6-foot-6 Snell averaged 8.0 points, 2.2 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 27.8 minutes (.445 FG%,.402 3FG%, 32-32 FTs), ranking tied for 24th in the National Basketball Association in three-point percentage.

Dedmon is set to make $13.3 million per year through the next two seasons and could be traded again, per league sources, as the Pistons are looking to create cap space ahead of Friday's first day free agency. In 136 games (106 starts) over three seasons with Atlanta, Dedmon compiled 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 24.9 minutes (.499 FG%,.358 3FG%,.802 FT%).

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