April 22, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Dexter Pittman (45) and power forward Udonis Haslem (40) against the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets: Will Release Dexter Pittman, Could Bring In Josh Powell


 

After signing with the Houston Rockets on Thursday, Dexter Pittman’s stint could be over before it began. According to Marc Berman of Fox 26 News, the Rockets are expected to release the former Texas Longhorn.

 

 

Pittman was signed for the remainder of the season, and would have been eligible to play in the postseason, but didn’t show up to Toyota Center Saturday night for the Rockets game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

 

 

Greg Smith, who has been unable to recover from a knee injury, was waived to clear room for Pittman.

Now it looks the Rockets are searching for another alternative in the form of veteran Josh Powell. A 6’9 forward/center, the 31-year-old Powell hasn’t played in an NBA game since the 2010-2011 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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