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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Hassan Whiteside said he'll spend time this offseason working to improve as a jump shooter and ball handler.
"Being able to dribble a lot more, [and] jumpers. Still post work," Whiteside said. "I want to get the rebound and push it in transition. I’m not trying to say I’m going to be Goran Dragić or anything, but I just feel like a couple dribbles up the court could help speed up our offense." Whiteside rarely drifted outside the paint last year, and while expanding his range could help Miami's offensive attack, it will also likely result in a reduce field goal percentage. He'll still be worth a first-round target on draft day. Jul 16 - 12:39 PM

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Heat re-sign C Hassan Whiteside to a multi-year contract.

His four-year, $98-plus million deal is now official. Whiteside, now the face of the new Miami Heat in the days after Dwyane Wade, will be under the microscope regularly and will have to routinely deal with media scrutiny that he simply hasn't faced prior. Whiteside's story will make for quite the 30-for-30, as this is a guy who had to go everywhere—from Lebanon to the YMCA—to keep his NBA dream alive. Now, he's a $100 million man.
Jul 11 - 12:58 PM

Hassan Whiteside announced on his Snapchat that he will re-sign with the Miami Heat.

It'll be for $98.4 million over four years. "I’ve played on eight teams since college — from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China," Whiteside said. "I am not ready for there to be a ninth." It sounded like the Mavs were the favorites to sign Whiteside heading into July 1, but the Heat reportedly "swung back momentum" in their early Friday meeting. The deal is reportedly for four years and $98 million according to the Associated Press, the maximum that the Heat could offer. There's certainly a lot of risk involved with this deal, but he's an intriguing gamble after averaging 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots last season. For what it's worth, this means the Heat probably don't have a chance to bring Kevin Durant to Miami.
Jul 1 - 9:10 AM

The Heat "swung back momentum" with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside in their early Friday meeting, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

It looked like the Mavs were the favorites just before Whiteside met with Miami, but now things may have changed. Whiteside just turned 27 in June, so his huge contract will be at the tail end of his prime. Plus, the sample size is a lot smaller compared to other unrestricted free agents. He might be one of the next big deals to get done.
Jul 1 - 3:32 AM

Miami left its meeting with unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside without an agreement.

With Timofey Mozgov getting $65 million, Whiteside seems like he'll be getting a max deal. He's scheduled to meet with the Mavs in New York on Friday with the Mavs considered as the favorite to sign him.
Jul 1 - 1:43 AM

Unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside told at least one Heat teammate earlier this week that he was staying in Miami, according to AP writer Tim Reynolds.

A lot has changed in the past couple days with the Mavericks really making a push on Whiteside. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported early on Friday that he expects Whiteside's deal to be done quicker than most of the big-contract players.
Jul 1 - 1:12 AM

The Mavericks are expected to meet with Hassan Whiteside soon after the start of free agency at 12:01 am on Friday.

Dallas has missed out on plenty of high-profile free agents over the years, but they'll be very aggressive in pursuit of Whiteside and are reportedly the early "favorites" to sign him. The Mavs aren't expected to chase free agent Chase Budinger, giving them plenty of financial flexibility, and a max-money offer from Dallas could sway Whiteside into a quick decision. Stay tuned.
Jul 1 - 12:09 AM

The Mavericks are emerging as a frontrunner for unrestricted free agent Hassan Whiteside, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Heat have lost ground on Whiteside, according to Wojnarowski. The 2016 All-Defensive Second Team big man looks like he'll be commanding a max deal after turning in only around 1.5 seasons of productivity. If the Mavs are willing to max him, it looks like they might have their center this time around.
Jun 30 - 8:41 PM

Hassan Whiteside will reportedly meet with the Trail Blazers, Mavericks and Heat during free agency.

It sounds like the Lakers are out of the running, and the Blazers don't seem to have much of a shot either as Whiteside is reportedly focused on Dallas or Miami. The shot blocking dynamo's fantasy value will be safe regardless of where he winds up.
Jun 30 - 4:45 PM

Hassan Whiteside is reportedly focused on signing with either the Mavs or the Heat as an unrestricted free agent.

Dallas will be able to offer Whiteside the most money, but Miami is the team that gave him a shot of making a name for himself in the league. Whiteside has said that he wants to make a decision by July 1, so he may make a verbal commitment by midnight. His fantasy value would be safe with either club.
Jun 30 - 2:50 PM

Hassan Whiteside said that he's fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him for the final four games of Miami's second-round series against the Raptors.

Additionally, Whiteside said that he's been working on extending his range and that he'd like to be able to hit the 15-footer with more consistency, although he acknowledged that most of his buckets will still be coming from close range. "I still love being a true big man that's in the paint," said Whiteside. "I want to keep shooting over 60 percent. I just really want to work on strengthening my legs, so I can dunk even more." Whiteside may switch teams this summer, but he'll be worth a first-round selection regardless of where he winds up.
Jun 29 - 11:40 AM

Hassan Whiteside would like to re-sign with the Heat, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

According to Kyler, Whiteside would prefer to stay in Miami, but knows the NBA is a business and will listen to all offers. Whiteside will receive plenty of interest as one of the better unrestricted free agents on the market and should go off the board in the first round of 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Jun 28 - 9:28 AM

Hassan Whiteside said he doesn't believe his impending free agent decision is "about loyalty."

"I think it's just about the best situation for myself and that's what I think it is," he said. After stating that he hoped to have his free agent decision in place by July 1, it's looking like we could have our answer on his future sooner rather than later. For what it's worth, Whiteside also acknowledged that Pat Riley and the Heat—who have called Whiteside their No. 1 priority—have already been in contact him about his future. "We had a meeting and we talked and it went good. And we'll see what happens." ESPN previously reported that the Lakers plan to pursue Whiteside aggressively, while the Mavericks and perhaps the Blazers are expected to enter the mix, as well. Whiteside said he's open to different options and would not commit to Miami if all things were equal, and it's further complicated by the fact that the Heat could attempt to sell Whiteside on the future at a perceived discount. As an aside, Whiteside's knee is fine and will not require surgery.
Jun 27 - 10:46 AM

Hassan Whiteside said that he hopes that he'll be able to make his free agent decision by July 1.

Whiteside is going to receive plenty of max offers as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and some of those max deals will likely come via the Lakers and Mavericks. Miami won't be able to offer him as much money as the aforementioned clubs, and while Whiteside acknowledged that not having a state tax in Miami will factor into his decision, he also understands that he could get traded which makes signing at a discount a risky endeavor.
Jun 26 - 4:11 PM

The Lakers plan to "aggressively pursue" Hassan Whiteside in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne.

In other words, it sounds like they might offer him a max contract. The Lakers have a gaping hole at center with Julius Randle logging the overwhelming majority of his minutes at power forward, so they will be investing most of their cap space on a center. The Heat have made him their top priority and are likely the frontrunner to have him next year.
Jun 25 - 2:22 PM

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