Skip to content

Report: Heat trade Dedmon, 2nd-round pick to Spurs

Issac Baldizon / National Basketball Association / Getty

The Miami Heat are sending center Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs, sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Miami is receiving cash considerations in exchange, which creates enough financial flexibility to add two standard contracts or one veteran player and remain under the tax line, reports Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

It's the first time Miami has ever completed a trade with San Antonio, according to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press.

Dedmon had fallen out of the Heat's rotation in recent weeks. After averaging 7.6 points in 12.6 minutes per contest across 18 contests through November, the 33-year-old had since played in just 12 of Miami's 32 games, averaging just 10.3 minutes.

On Jan. 10, Dedmon played just under five minutes against the Oklahoma City Thunder before being ejected for angrily throwing a massage gun onto the court after being substituted. The Heat announced a one-game suspension without pay the following day, though Dedmon ultimately sat for 11 straight contests before finally playing again in the team's most recent game Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox