By Steve Kelly

Former Heat center Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to a contract with the Sixers for the rest of the season, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Philadelphia wasn’t able to find a backup center before last week’s trade deadline, so it’s turning to Dedmon, who has filled that role for numerous teams throughout his 10-year NBA career.

The 33-year-old has played for seven franchises, including an 11-game stint with the Sixers in 2013-14.

Dedmon began this season as the reserve center in Miami, but things turned sour after he lost that role to two-way player Orlando Robinson. In January, Dedmon was suspended for one game after a sideline incident with coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant Caron Butler. He apologized to the team, but only appeared in one game after that confrontation.

Last week, the Heat traded Dedmon to the Spurs along with a 2028 second-round pick in exchange for cash considerations. San Antonio waived him two days later.

Dedmon will try to revive his career in Philadelphia, where management had been seeking a veteran big man to back up Joel Embiid.

Dedmon was averaging 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds with Miami this season in 11.7 minutes per night.

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