The move frees up $4.9 million for the Heat to make a trade or sign another veteran player, which is why it’s a smart move for Miami.
Dedmon, 33, is 7-foot-0 and has appeared in 30 games, averaging 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds. This marks his third season with the Heat.
He has also spent time with the Hawks, Kings, Magic, Warriors and 76ers, and this will mark his second stint with the Spurs, assuming he stays.
Per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the trade “affords the Heat space under the luxury tax to sign a replacement for Dedmon and another player (or convert Orlando Robinson to a standard deal).”
Heat received nothing back, beyond cash considerations, in Dedmon trade, per source. Smart move in that it creates more space under tax line to add 2 players to standard contract or one veteran player immediately via trade or signing.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) February 7, 2023