Rockets to release Dexter Pittman

In a bit of a surprising move, the Houston Rockets are going to release center Dexter Pittman, according Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. The move is surprising because the Rockets just released big man Greg Smith to sign Pittman. Smith has been a solid contributor for the Rockets in the past, averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game last season. He...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Smith Clears Waivers

Greg Smith has cleared waivers after being released this week by the Houston Rockets. Smith was waived in order for the Rockets to sign Dexter Pittman. Smith averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.1 minutes in 11 appearances with the Rockets.
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Sign Dexter Pittman, Release Greg Smith

The Houston Rockets agreed to sign Dexter Pittman while waiving Greg Smith. Smith has missed most of the season due to a knee injury. Pittman, who went to training camp with the Chicago Bulls and later signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks, has averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks’ cut clears way for Muscala

The Hawks released Dexter Pittman, clearing a roster spot for Mike Muscala, who was signed Thursday. Pittman signed a 10-day contract with the Hawks Saturday and appeared in two games. Muscala had played the 2013-14 season with Blusens Monbus Obradoiro of the ACB League in Spain. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound center averaged 14.6 points (seventh in the ACB) on .546 shooting, a league...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks Release Dexter Pittman, Create Roster Spot To Sign Mike Muscala

The Atlanta Hawks have released center Dexter Pittman. Pittman, who was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 22, appeared in two games with the Hawks this year. The Hawks have signed Muke Muscala.
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks end skid by beating Knicks

On a night that began with almost laughably bad news for the Atlanta Hawks, who have endured an absurd run of injuries this season, career-highs in points from Mike Scott and DeMarre Carroll willed them to end their longest losing streak in seven years in the form of a 107-98 win over the New York Knicks at Philips Arena. Scott finished with 30 points and Carroll with 24, as the...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Waive Pittman, D.J. White

The Chicago Bulls will waive Dexter Pittman and D.J. White, according to sources. Pittman was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies from the Miami Heat at last year's deadline. White spent part of last season in China and then with the Boston Celtics.
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Dexter Pittman chose Bulls over Spurs

Former Miami Heat Center Dexter Pittman had a pretty busy year so far.    On February 21, 2013, Pittman and a second round pick were traded by the Heat to the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Ricky Sanchez and a trade exception. His tenure as a Grizzly was cut short when he was waived just two months later in April.   At that point, Dexter came to the conclusion...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dexter Pittman Accepts Training Camp Invite With Bulls

Free agent center Dexter Pittman has accepted an invitation to the Chicago Bulls’ training camp, a league source told RealGM. Pittman’s camp deal will be non-guaranteed, giving the 6-foot-11 big man an opportunity to battle for a spot on the regular season roster. Pittman played four games for the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team, averaging seven points, six rebounds and...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittman turned down an offer from Avellino, will join Bulls' camp

Free agent big man Dexter Pittman turned down an offer from Italian Club Sidigas Avellino a source told Sportando. The center will join the training camp of the Chicago Bulls hoping to get a contract for the coming season. Pittman has played 4 games with the Heat last season averaging 1.5ppg and 6 with the Grizzlies (0.3ppg)
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer League: Dexter Pittman to play on Spurs’ squad

As the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is just four days away (July 12), the San Antonio Spurs have yet to release their roster. However, some names have already been reported and now, Dexter Pittman, will be one player who joins the Spurs’ squad according to Dexter Pittman is going to play with the Spurs' summer league team next week in Vegas. —...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Grizzlies waive C Dexter Pittman

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. Pittman...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Heat send Pittman, pick to Grizzlies

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...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Sebastian Telfair traded to Toronto; Dexter Pittman moved to Memphis

Two minor trades have gone down. The Phoenix Suns are finalizing a deal to send reserve point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for Hamed Haddadi and a second-round pick, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger. Telfair is averaging 6 points and 2.5 assists in 46 games. His value shouldn't increase in Canada. The Miami Heat have traded Dexter Pittman and...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Heat Open Up Roster Spot In Trading Dexter Pittman To Grizzlies

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...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Heat: Big things, little package

When the Miami Heat went so far as to call center Dexter Pittman up from the D-League before Thursdays game to have an extra big body, you had to figure they really were concerned about Dwight Howard. But if you just foul Howard, what is there to be worried about? Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers picked up Howard last summer, there has been some concern about how the small and...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Heat: Big things, little package

When the Miami Heat went so far as to call center Dexter Pittman up from the D-League before Thursdays game to have an extra big body, you had to figure they really were concerned about Dwight Howard. But if you just foul Howard, what is there to be worried about? Ever since the Los Angeles Lakers picked up Howard last summer, there has been some concern about how the small and...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Heat recall Pittman from D-League

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.
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dexter Pittman took his talents to Sioux Falls, has the shirt to prove it (Picture)

.@miamiheat assignee Dexter Pittman is excited to be in Sioux Falls! @9clouds @nbadleague… — Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) December 27, 2012 Former Texas big man Dexter Pittman was hardly playing with the Miami Heat this season, so the team sent him to its D-League affiliate on Wednesday to get some playing time. Judging by the T-shirt the Sioux...
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December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat assign Dexter Pittman to D-League

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. Miami...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat close trip to China with loss to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Miami Heat 99-89 Sunday in the second of two exhibition games played in China, this one taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. L.A.'s DeAndre Jordan led all scorers with 18 points, while Blake Griffin pitched in with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers. LeBron James and Chris Bosh were the leading scorers for the Heat...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Dexter Pittman Lazy?

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)...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat Disappointed In Dexter Pittman

Dexter Pittman has one-year remaining on his contract with the Heat.
Via RealGM
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Heat :NBA Offseason (draft, trades, and free agency)

Miami:  NBA Draft Grade C (45) Justin Hamilton, C The Miami Heat just one the NBA championship so clearly they don’t have a big time needs. So it came as no shock when the Heat traded away their 1st round pick. With the luxury tax system in place after next season the Heat don’t need another guaranteed contract. In the second round the Heat picked up center Hamilton...
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: Chris Bosh is a Tim Duncan type player

Despite being NBA Champions and despite the fact that they only got better this summer, the Miami Heat are still looked at as a team with a flaw.  They're not big enough.  The team's only true centers are Joel Anthony, who many have said has hands like bricks, and Dexter Pittman, who is Dexter Pittman.  That fact isn't lost on Heat President Pat Riley, but it also...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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