The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Dexter Pittman, who played in only seven games with the team after being acquired in a trade from the Miami Heat.
The Grizzlies announced the move Sunday.
Memphis acquired the 6-foot-11 Pittman on Feb. 21 in a trade that also brought a 2013 second-round draft pick from the Heat in exchange for the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez.
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April 14, 2013
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat now have an open roster spot, just in case someone comes along and intrigues the reigning NBA champions before the season enters the home stretch.
And in return, the Memphis Grizzlies got a big man.
The Heat sent backup center Dexter Pittman and a second-round pick in this year's draft to the Grizzlies on Thursday for the rights to center Ricky Sanchez...
The Heat obtained rights to Argentinian Ricky Sanchez from the Grizzlies for Dexter Pittman & 2nd round pick. The move opens up a roster spot for the Heat, who are reportedly interested in Jermaine O’Neal and Kenyon Martin.
According to ESPN:
The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies completed a minor trade that helps both teams manage their rosters. The Heat sent raw center Dexter...
Center Dexter Pittman was recalled by the Miami Heat on Thursday from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the Development League. Pittman was assigned to the Skyforce on Dec. 26. He played in 10 games, averaging 12 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. Earlier this month, he was named to the second team D-League's Showcase in Reno, Nev., where he had four double-doubles.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the team has assigned center Dexter Pittman to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA's Development League.
Spoelstra says the move will give the second-year player from Texas more time to develop.
Pittman has played in only four games this season for the Heat and is averaging 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Word is that the Miami Heat front office isn’t too fond of Pittman and his work ethic. Perhaps this is why Miami has been in constant search for big men this offseason.
“A Heat official said the team was disappointed in Dexter Pittman’s summer league work and “this is a crucial training camp for him. But the slate is clear.” Pittman has a guaranteed contract ($854,389...
Miami Heat would blowout the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals, and with a less than a minute remaining in the game, Pittman gives Stephenson a vicious elbow. The Heat were up by 25 points and the elbow given to Lance was deliberate and should have been a flagrant-2. It seems [...]
THINGS ARE GETTING UGLY
Just when you thought that the Miami Heat/Indiana Pacers series couldn't get any more flagrant, check out this end of game foul by Miami's Dexter Pittman on Indiana's Lance Stephenson. Watch as Pittman throws a flying elbow that knocks Stephenson off balance: If Lance Stephenson jogs you're memory, he was the Pacers reserve who gave Lebron James the choke sign.
Here is the flagrant foul by Miami Heat's Dexter Pittman on Lance Stephenson during the closing seconds of Game 5 in Miami. This is probably revenge by the Heat and Pittman on Stephenson for Stephenson's choke gesture at LeBron James in Game 3.
The glimpses of Dexter Pittman have been fleeting.
Odds are, if you didn’t spend time in Sioux Falls, S.D., last season, you didn’t get much of a feel for how the game of the 2010 Heat second-round pick stacks up on the pro level.
And, yes, Pittman actually was selected as a D-League All-Star because of his work with the Skyforce (before a knee injury sidelined him).