Miami Heat president Pat Riley has been striving to keep several of the bench players who shined for the team over its run to the Eastern Conference finals this past season. After agreeing to a free agent deal with guard Victor Oladipo, he has also reportedly come to terms with Dewayne Dedmon on an agreement.

As noted by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Dedmon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Heat.

AP’s Tim Reynolds further adds that there are “conditional protections” in the second year of the center’s new contract.

Dedmon featured in his second campaign with the Heat this past year after having signed off on a one-year veteran’s minimum contract with the team. He took part in 67 total regular season games and also logged 15 starts.

While he was once again called upon to simply be Bam Adebayo’s main backup at the center position, Dedmon did go on to have his fair share of quality showings, including his 20-point outing in the 26-point home win over the Chicago Bulls in December.

The Heat held the early Bird rights for Dedmon and the veteran center was eligible to sign off on a two-year deal worth up to $11 million, but he has opted to take a slight $2 million discount in his new contract.

For now, much attention is set on whether Riley has any notable moves planned for the rest of the ongoing NBA free agency period.