Ex-Heat Pittman trying to catch on with Bulls

Ex-Heat Pittman trying to catch on with Bulls
August 21, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Switching sides?

A member of last year's Miami Heat team is looking to do just that. Big man Dexter Pittman turned down a contract offer from a basketball team in Italy in hopes of securing a spot on the Bulls' roster for the upcoming season. He'll reportedly join the Bulls' training camp, this from Sportando via Pro Basketball Talk.

Pittman has played sparingly in his three-year NBA career, appearing in just 11 games last season for both the Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies. He was a significantly bigger part of the Heat's equation in the first of their back-to-back title-winning campaigns during the 2011-12 season, when he appeared in 35 games, averaging three points and two rebounds in fewer than nine minutes per game.

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Throughout the offseason, the Bulls have seemed set on their roster heading into the upcoming season, making the odds of Pittman making the team murky at best. However, one of the items on the team's offseason to-do list was to find a little more depth in the frontcourt, something they addressed only by re-signing Nazr Mohammed and drafting potential help in the 6-foot-10 Erik Murphy. Pittman is 6-foot-11 and could be of help when it comes to big-man depth.

Stay tuned to see if one of LeBron's former mates can crack the Bulls' roster.