BREAKING: Dewayne Dedmon has been traded to the San Antonio Spurs

Feb 7, 2023 - 4:30 PM
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With less than 52 hours until the Feb. 9 NBA Trade Deadline, the Miami Heat have traded Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Dedmon, 33, is making $4.7 million this season with a non-guaranteed $4.3 million contract in 2023-24.

His departure now opens up an additional roster spot for the Heat, who rostered 14 player on standard contracts before the transaction. This allows for additional flexibility for a possible 2-for-1 or 3-for-2 before Thursday’s deadline without forgoing that final roster spot, if they choose to; they can also convert Orlando Robinson, currently on a two-way, to a standard contract without breaching into the tax.

Heat reporter Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald confirmed that the second-round pick traded will be a 2028 pick, with it receiving cash considerations in return. Thus, it created an extra roster spot, putting it $4.9 million below the luxury tax threshold while also creating a $4.7 million trade exception that it can use within the next year.

This is a breaking news story. Stay tuned for updates.

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