The Miami Heat are trading center Dewayne Dedmon and a second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs, per Shams Charania. The move opens up two roster spots, providing added flexibility for further trades ahead of the Thursday deadline, via Kevin O'Connor.

The Heat's return has yet to be revealed. But it appears as if this was simply a move to set up their roster for more trades during the week.

Miami has played well following a forgettable start to the year. They are climbing the Eastern Conference standings and would benefit from making a major addition or two ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Adding a star like Kevin Durant would be a dream-come-true scenario for the Heat. But they at least need to add players capable of helping them reach new heights.

Dewayne Dedmon was an impactful player during his time in Miami. The big man averaged just under 6 points per game on 50 percent field goal shooting and just under 4 rebounds per contest this season. Although his presence off the bench benefitted the team, Miami needed to make room for potential acquisitions. It will be interesting to see if the Spurs look to move Dedmon or keep him on the roster.

Dedmon is in his 10th year in the league and could help a contender searching for post depth. Meanwhile, the Spurs are focused on rebuilding their roster, so a player like Dewayne Dedmon doesn't necessarily fit their organizational strategy.

We will continue to provide updates on trades and news ahead of the deadline.