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Dewayne Dedmon
Dewayne Dedmon
Position: C
Born: 08/12/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $3,447,478
At this point, the only thing left for Spoelstra to try is giving Dewayne Dedmon more minutes. That would be the 31-year-old former Santa Cruz Warrior and Erie BayHawk, who is playing for his seventh NBA team since 2013. The 7-footer led the Heat with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds Monday and provided the only semblance of positivity for the Heat with 21 minutes off the bench in Game 2. “It was good to switch it up,” Adebayo said of Spoelstra’s decision to pair him more with Dedmond in the second half, when the Heat were outrebounded only 30-22 and Miami and the Bucks scored evenly in paint points. “That’s one thing about Spo, in the playoffs, he’s willing to switch it up. It was good minutes to be in there with Dewayne. You never know. You might see more of that.”
“We’re down 2-0. But I’m excited because you really get the opportunity to find out what myself what my teammates are made of going into this next game. We get an opportunity to play a game and get it to 2-1.” Dedmon said if he’s called upon to play more and shoot 3s as well as defend against them, he feels capable. He made only his second 3-pointer of the season Monday night, firing it in rhythm as a trailer. “I thought he gave us quality minutes,” Spoelstra said. “His energy, you feel it, both ends of the court. He finds himself in the right spot around the ball quite often.”