HoopsHype Dexter Pittman rumors

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Heat center Dexter Pittman has moved his lockout workouts to Florida Atlantic University. Pittman said Wednesday on his Twitter account that he is now considering overseas options amid the lockout. Pittman's contract for 2011-12 is not guaranteed. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 1, 2011 Updates

It sure seems as if Eddy Curry will be given every opportunity to make the (Miami) roster on a minimum-scale contract, and if amnesty, indeed, is part of the new collective-bargaining agreement, I could see Brendan Haywood being added as the starting center. Haywood-Anthony-Curry (or Dexter Pittman) arguably would be as good as anything the Heat had last season. An element that grouping would lack, though, is a center who can draw opposing big men from the post, as Ilgauskas did. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 22, 2011 Updates

Pittman said his plan, in the event of a lockout, is to return to Austin, considering the weight-loss success of the training staff there. The Heat's concern at this point, though, is as much about keeping the NBA strength up as the weight down. The greatest concern, of course, is whether Pittman could emerge as an answer as soon as next season. "He's a very physical presence, he has very good feet, he can catch and finish above the rim," Askins said. "He's a very good runner." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 21, 2011 Updates

Limited to two games and 11 total minutes of action in his rookie season, 2010 second-round pick Dexter Pittman could provide a needed answer when it comes to an upgrade in the middle. "Could he contribute next season? Absolutely," Askins said this past week, "if he stays on the plan we have set for him." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 20, 2011 Updates

The appearance came with an assist, and from more than Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, who fed off Haslem's energy to push through to an 85-75 series-evening victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of these best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The boost came during ceaseless workout sessions with rookie center Dexter Pittman and assistant coach Keith Askins, sessions set up to assist in Pittman's transformation from 400-pound center to legitimate NBA prospect. Chicago Tribune

April 23, 2011 Updates

Q: Assuming Miami signs a new starting center this summer, who will end up being the odd-man-out in the rotation? Haslem is expected to be healthy and will probably share a lot of minutes down low with Bosh. So between Joel, who has played great lately, and Pittman, who has already been promised minutes next season, which one gets left out of the rotation or traded away? — Fernando. A: Pittman has been promised nothing, with his contract not even guaranteed for next season. Besides that, there should be plenty of time for everyone, with Dampier and Magloire almost assuredly not back and Ilgauskas likely retiring. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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One league source listed the probability of Miami signing Curry at “better than 50-50.” The Heat would need to cut a player for the playoffs, with rookie Dexter Pittman as a likely candidate to be waived. After the Minnesota Timberwolves bought out Curry’s contract in February following the three-way Carmelo Anthony trade with the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets, Curry started to work again with trainer Tim Grover in Chicago. It’s unclear how much weight Curry lost, but NBA executives say he hovered around 375 pounds when he arrived in Chicago several weeks ago. Yahoo! Sports

January 18, 2011 Updates

Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra said Dex Pittman will remain in D-League, where he is dealing with a sprained left ankle, an injury Spoelstra said is minor. Twitter

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While the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce have lobbied for more time with Dexter Pittman, the Heat 2010 second-round pick is over with his initial NBA Development League stint, recalled on Sunday. The widebody center out of Texas who has yet to appear in a Heat game, appeared in eight games with team's D-League affiliate, starting on Nov. 27, averaging 16.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in an average of 30.6 minutes per game. His latest effort was a 22-point, nine-rebound effort Saturday. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

November 25, 2010 Updates

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