Hawks’ Dedmon, Lin drawing interest from contenders

Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon is drawing interest ahead of the trade deadline.

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin and center Dewayne Dedmon are drawing trade interest around the league, according to a recent report from Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Both Lin and Dedmon are on expiring contracts.

Stein did not specify which teams might be interested, though it is believe both players are potential targets for teams that expect to make the playoffs and even contend.

Lin, 30, is in his first season with the Hawks and averaging 10.8 points and 3.1 assists.

He spoke to Amico Hoops’ Ben Stinar earlier this week about his time with the Hawks, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.

Dedmon, 29, is averaging 8.7 points and 7.8 rebounds. This is his second season in Atlanta.

Along with Dedmon and Lin, reports earlier this week suggested the New Orleans Pelicans, and perhaps a few others, have expressed trade interest in Hawks swingman Kent Bazemore.