Dewayne Dedmon publicly confirmed he would like to be traded from the Sacramento Kings.
Demon signed a three-year, $40 million contract with the Kings this past offseason, but he has fallen out of Luke Walton's rotation.
“I would like to be traded,” Dedmon told The Bee, speaking publicly about his trade request for the first time. “I haven’t been playing, so I would like to go somewhere where my talents are appreciated.”
Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported Dedmon's preference for a trade last.
Dedmon dismissed the notion his play contributed to falling out of the rotation.
“I’m not the only person struggling with my shot, so if that’s a factor then it’s kind of crazy,” Dedmon said. “If you’re not allowed to shoot through your slumps, I don’t know how you’re supposed to make shots.”