After consulting with the NBA, the Heat have suspended backup center Dewayne Dedmon for one game without pay for conduct detrimental to the team, tweets Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press.
As Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel notes (via Twitter), Dedmon cannot be sanctioned further by the NBA after being suspended by the Heat due to a “no double-jeopardy” rule.
Dedmon was suspended for an incident during Tuesday’s victory over Oklahoma City. After being subbed out of the game less than three minutes into the second quarter, he got into an argument on the sidelines with head coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Caron Butler.
When the big man, visibly angry, left the bench and began walking toward the locker room, he swatted at a Theragun and sent the massage device flying onto the court in the middle of play (video link via Bleacher Report). Dedmon was ejected from the game for the incident.
The 33-year-old has dealt with plantar fasciitis in his left foot in 2022/23, which has limited his effectiveness. Through 29 games, he’s averaging 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds on .512/.306/.727 shooting in 11.7 minutes per contest.
Dedmon makes $4.7MM this season, so he will lose approximately $32K as a result of the one-game suspension.
15 thoughts on “Heat Suspend Dewayne Dedmon One Game Without Pay”
Not sure I understand the logic of the no double jeopardy rule. Using an extreme example, let’s say Player X jumps into the stands and punches a fan out and castrates him with a pocket knife. His team says “You are suspended one game.” So, therefore, the NBA cannot penalize the player because of double jeopardy? As a player, you could essentially do whatever you want as long as the team is okay with giving you a slap on the wrist. (Of course, you would still be subject to lawsuits and criminal penalties… but as for the CBA, it sounds like there is nothing further the NBA could do to punish the player.)
According to the CBA, the NBA can supersede any disciplinary action taken by a team. There are more details (the NBA can prohibit a team’s discipline from being imposed or rescind it and issue its own), but the gist is that the NBA has final say for disciplinary matters if it disagrees with a team’s punishment.
In this case, the Heat consulted with the NBA, and obviously the league agreed with the punishment.
Aha. Thanks for the clarification, Rory.
For some weird morbid reason I wanna see this. For some reason I see player X as Julius Randle
NBA is only about making money
U just now figured this out lol
Where does the money go if a team fines a player? What about if the league does?
Goes to the Pizza Party fund at the end of the year.
I liked this guy w the kings but he’s clearly a headcase. Sad
There’s always a market for bigs, but this behavior is hard to tolerate. I know Miami would like some salary relief but I don’t think it’ll be easy for them to find it.
They could always put Haslam in a game.
I liken Spoelstra’s approach to Haslam to Michael Scott to Stanley.
This dude is lucky to be in the league. Throwing fits because he got subbed out? Cut him
Perfect target for the Misfits Nets