The Rockets are releasing Dexter Pittman, a source tells Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). It was an extremely quick stop in Houston for Pittman, who just signed with the club on Friday.
The reasons are unknown at this time, but Pittman was not on hand for last night’s 111-104 win over the Pelicans. The Rockets waived Greg Smith on Friday in order to make room for the 26-year-old but, for one reason or another, things just didn’t work out.
The former second-round pick, whose deal included a non-guaranteed 2014/15 season, has been out of the NBA this season aside from a five-day stint with the Hawks. The Bulls waived Pittman before opening night, and he’s spent most of the season with the D-League affiliate of the Spurs after having joined San Antonio for summer league action last year. Pittman has averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per contest for the D-League’s Austin Toros this season.