Miami was in the market for an additional big man leading up the trade deadline and in the buyout market. The franchise was rumored to be looking at pairing Bam Adebayo with a traditional big man and they were in the mix for players like LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin. Andre Drummond was another name linked to South Beach, though Pat Riley & Co. ultimately missed out on all three former All-Stars.
Dedmon, who traded to Atlanta at the 2020 trade deadline, has not played since last March with the Hawks. Atlanta was not invited to the bubble in Orlando, so the center’s stint in Georgia ended after just 10 games.
In addition to the Hawks and Kings, Dedmon has spent time with the Spurs, Magic, and Sixers, and Warriors.