NBA Summer League: Battle of the Titans in Miami

July 16th, 2010 by Bhemis Parks Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat organization has made more headlines than any other team this offseason. Apparently, their summer league squad is trying to add its own two cents.

Of the many ongoing battles for training camp invites, none is bigger and more apparent than the one between two rookie 300-pound titans.

Apparently, second-round draft selection Dexter Pittman isn't a lock at securing a roster position after all. He's being pushed by Garret Siler, another rookie hopeful.


Dexter Pittman

The Miami Heat selected Dexter Pittman at No. 32 in the NBA draft. Most Miami Heat fans and sports analysts thought they had a steal of a pick. A few mock drafts had Pittman as a late first-round talent—so did I.

In Pittman, the Heat acquired a 6'10" and 303 lb mammoth of a man who was credited with having the biggest hands in the draft (10.5 inches.) He also has a 7'6" wing span.

Many regarded Pittman as a prospect with soft hands, shocking speed and quickness, and a solid player with back-to-the-basket post ability. He was billed as being a mature player that would be ready to contri ...

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