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Miami Heat do not seem high on Dexter Pitman. At all.

Sep 17, 2012, 7:53 AM EDT

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The Miami Heat are still looking for one more big man on the roster. Chris Bosh is the starting center (probably) but the Heat want some depth up front. Josh Harrellson got an extended lookout, as did Hassan Whiteside, but the Heat are still looking.

Dexter Pittman has had his shot. He was with the team last season, played on their Summer League team this year and has yet to win over any fans with the Heat front office.

Then comes this note from Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald.

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) and seems likely to stick but has been assured nothing.

Pittman has had conditioning issues, which is usually tied to concerns about work ethic. Most likely Pittman keeps a roster spot, but it’s far from a sure thing. The Heat might be willing to buy him out to clear out room on the roster for a player they think can contribute something.

  1. artervalentino - Sep 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM

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  2. miamatt - Sep 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Pittman really blew an opportunity this past summer to lock up first center off the bench for Miami this season. His roster spot is absolutely in jeopardy.

  3. nbascreed - Sep 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    I’m always TOTALLY mystfied at guys in any professional sport who struggle with conditioning and weight issues…your body IS YOUR JOB. You would’ve thought that he would’ve figured this out freshman year at Texas but alas.

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