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Heat News: Dewayne Dedmon Agrees to 2-Year, $9M Contract to Stay in Miami

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 30, 2022

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The Miami Heat are re-signing center Dewayne Dedmon to a two-year, $9 million contract.

Agents Mike Silverman and Brandon Grier of Steinberg Sports, which represents Dedmon, revealed the news to Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic.

Dedmon, who will be 33 when next season begins, averaged 6.3 points and 5.8 rebounds in 15.9 minutes over 67 games (15 starts) last year.

Dedmon was a key contributor when regular starting center Bam Adebayo was forced to miss time after undergoing thumb surgery.

In 12 games started in December, Dedmon posted 8.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting and 8.2 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game. He also can stretch the floor a bit, as he shot 40.4 percent from three last season.

Dedmon went undrafted out of USC, but he's carved out a solid nine-year NBA career with seven different teams. He's largely been a reserve but started for the majority of his tenure with the Atlanta Hawks (2017-2019).

Dedmon served as a key reserve for the Eastern Conference runner-up Heat, though, and now he'll be back in the mix as Miami looks to improve upon a campaign that fell just one victory short of an NBA Finals appearance.

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