Charlotte Hornets: 5 centers who would help rim protection

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Dewayne Dedmon

Now in his sixth NBA season, Dewayne Dedmon has proven to be a solid center in this league, whether he is starting or coming off the bench. He’s started 14 games this year for the rebuilding Hawks, averaging 8.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.

Not only does he have the length to make his presence felt on defense, his offense has really improved throughout his career. Earlier in his career he was mostly a threat around the basket and on alley-oops, but now, he’s a capable three-point shooter.

He’s really confident shooting from the perimeter, taking 2.5 three-pointers per game. He only shoots 32 percent from downtown, but he has made a total of 70 three-pointers during his tenure with the Atlanta Hawks.

The shooting is nice, but more importantly, he’s a better rim protector than anyone the Hornets have on the roster. Like I said before, the Hawks are in full rebuild mode, so they would likely be open to moving a veteran like Dedmon for an asset.

Dedmon isn’t a mainstream player, but he gets the job done and is in the prime of his career. He’d be a solid pickup for the Hornets, in my opinion.