Dedmon is the definition of an NBA journeyman, having never stayed on a team for more than two years in his 10-year career. This trend will likely continue as the Sixers will not re-sign Dedmon due to their offseason moves thus far, mainly signing Mo Bamba and Filip Petrusev to the roster.
Similar to MCW, I see Dedmon being a late free agent signing for a team that is looking for a practice player that can give a few game-time minutes as a last resort.
McClung took the NBA by storm last year when he burst onto the scene with an improbable NBA Dunk Contest victory. The Dunk Contest has been a bore for the last few seasons and McClung shot a dose of adrenaline into the contest with his jaw-dropping slams that had the best players in the NBA stunned (see Ginanis in the photo above).
The 24-year-old is hoping to jump out of the G-League and secure a full-time NBA roster spot this season, however, so far it appears the market has been slim to none. McClung is undersized at a program height of 6’2″ and needs to become consistent with his long-range shooting if he wants his dream to become a reality.
There are a lot of similarities between Louis King and the aforementioned McClung. Both have struggled to find footing with their NBA careers and both were key players on the Delaware Blue Coats G-League Championship team last year.
King showed promise as a McDonald’s All-American in high school and at Oregon where he made the Pac-12 All-Freshman team in his only year at the collegiate level. He may have left Oregon a year too soon as he still needs a little more refinement to his game before he can be on a full-time NBA contract.