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BREAKING: Dewayne Dedmon shipped to San Antonio

The trade that shocked the NBA landscape

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The San Antonio Spurs have acquired Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round pick from the Miami Heat in their first move before the trade deadline, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The 33-year-old backup center averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season, replacing Omer Yurtseven in the Heat rotation after the youngster needed midseason ankle surgery. Dedmon has experience playing under Gregg Popovich, spending his lone season in the 2-1-0 as the starting five, a role he grabbed from Pau Gasol before the 2017 NBA All-Star Break.

San Antonio is in the middle of an all-out rebuild, so the team is likely to waive Dedmon so the veteran can potentially sign with a playoff team and compete for a title in the twilight of his career. Dedmon will only be capped at $4.7 million this season and the organization will not be liable to pay him in the 2023-24 season as the final year of his contract is not guaranteed.

The deal could indicate that the Spurs' moves will begin to pour in over the next 48 hours. Reportedly, San Antonio could be an influential player by Deadline Day, so sit back and take more action.


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