Dexter Pittman’s Work Starting to Pay Off
If you haven’t noticed, Dexter Pittman’s temperament on the court fits into the classic mold of big men who have played for Pat Riley through the years. He’s tough and not afraid to throw his weight around the paint.
Thanks to hard work off the court, Pittman has had a chance recently to show off his aggressive side during games. He recorded the first double-figure scoring game of his career Tuesday to go along with a career high in rebounds.
Pittman’s increase in minutes has come after impressing coaches with his dedication to losing weight and getting in shape.
“He’s about where he was when he left last year, which was the best he has been in his life,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And so now he’s getting his opportunity on the court. He’s earned this.”