Dexter Pittman Signs With Turkish Team

THURSDAY, 9:21am: The deal is official, the team announced (translation via Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia, on Twitter).

SUNDAY, 4:54pm: Free agent center Dexter Pittman has signed a contract with Turkish club Kolejliler, a source tells David Pick of Eurobasket.com (on Twitter).  Pittman, of course, is no stranger to the international scene.  He played in China and Puerto Rico last season in addition to his stint with the Hawks.

Pittman signed another deal with the Hawks in late September only to be let go in October.  The former No. 32 overall pick has struggled with weight issues and has never averaged more than 8.6 minutes per game in any of his four NBA seasons.  In total, Pittman has 50 games of NBA experience on his resume with averages of 2.3 PPG and 1.8 RPG in 6.9 minutes per contest.

The big man also spent time on the Rockets’ roster at the end of last season but only got on the court with Atlanta in 2013/14.

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