Both Dedmon and Thomas will be available for Orlando when it visits the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Their signings bring the Magic's roster to 14 players, one shy of the NBA maximum.
Once their 10-day deals expire, Dedmon and Thomas are free to sign second 10-day deals with Orlando. After the expiration of those second contracts, the Magic can either sign them for the duration of the season or let them re-enter the free-agent pool.
Dedmon, a 7-foot center, averaged 15.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.3 blocks in 15 appearances with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden State Warriors' NBA D-League affiliate. In 15 games at the NBA level in the 2013/14 season, split between Golden State and the Philadelphia 76ers, the former USC Trojan averaged 2.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 10.4 minutes. He will wear no. 3 for Orlando.
Thomas, a 6-foot-6 swingman, averaged 16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 26 games as a member of the NBA D-League's Springfield Armor. He shot 46.3 percent from the floor overall and 46.9 percent from three-point distance, taking 3.1 triples per game. In his two-year career with the Memphis Tigers, Thomas posted per-game averages of 10.7 points and four rebounds on 42.6 percent shooting. Thomas has chosen no. 8.
The last player Orlando inked to a 10-day contract was Andre Barrett on March 31st, 2005.