On Sunday afternoon, a report surfaced that the Houston Rockets were going to waive center Dexter Pittman.
It seemed like a strange move since the team just released Greg Smith, who was a solid contributor, appearing in 70 games and making 10 starts for the Rockets during the 2012-13 season, to sign Pittman.
It looks like the Rockets have already found their replacement for Pittman’s spot on the roster.
According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are going to sign forward Josh Powell.
Reports out of The Philippines are that Rockets will sign Josh Powell. Pittman’s stay could be over before began. Not at game last night.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) April 13, 2014
Powell has been playing for Barangay Ginebra in The Philippines, which is why Feigen said his report was from “out of The Philippines.”
Powell made his NBA debut back in the 2005-2006 season with the Dallas Mavericks. He also played for the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks before joining the New York Knicks before the season.
He was cut before the season began.
Over his career, Powell has appeared in 315 games with career averages of 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.