Sixers Notes: Sixers let Dedmon go

Dewayne Dedmon (30) in NBA basketball action against the Charlotte Bobcats, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Philadelphia. (H. Rumph Jr./AP)
Dewayne Dedmon (30) in NBA basketball action against the Charlotte Bobcats, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Philadelphia. (H. Rumph Jr./AP)
Posted: February 05, 2014

NEW YORK - The 76ers said goodbye to Dewayne Dedmon.

They did not re-sign the center after his second 10-day contract expired on Sunday. The Sixers had an option to sign him for the remainder of the season or release him.

"We liked him," coach Brett Brown said Monday. "The time that he came in, how could you not like what he did at 7-foot? The whole year is about evaluating people. You are going to see people in and out. No reflection on Dewayne. It's just the stage where we are at as a program."

The 7-foot, 250-pounder averaged 3.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 13.6 minutes in 11 appearances with the Sixers. He had nine blocked shots.

The team had only 10 available players for Monday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.  However, Brown did not anticipate the Sixers immediately bringing in another player.

"I trust Sam's judgment on it all," Brown said of general manager Sam Hinkie. "It is part of the plan. It is something we are going to continue to watch and pay attention to. [Dedmon's] upside we all see, but this is just the stage that we are at."

Lorenzo Brown returns

Rookie point guard Lorenzo Brown was recalled from a six-day assignment with the Sixers' NBA Development League team, the Delaware 87ers.

Brown played 11 games during his five D-League assignments. He averaged 19 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.

The North Carolina State product averaged 2.9 points, 1.8 assists, 1.1 rebounds, and 9.5 minutes in 19 appearances with the Sixers before Monday.

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