HoopsHype Hassan Whiteside rumors

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The Timberwolves' search for an athletic, shot-blocking center brought free-agent Hassan Whiteside to Target Center on Thursday afternoon for a workout. Whiteside, a 2010 second-round pick who was released by Sacramento in July, worked out with the Wolves watching for the second time in a week. Last week, they sent a scout to observe him at former NBA coach John Lucas' gym workouts in Houston. On Thursday, Wolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn, player personnel director R.J. Adelman and basketball operations director Rob Babcock watched the 7-footer. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 6, 2012 Updates

The Wolves' search to fill their final two roster spots has brought free-agent center Hassan Whiteside to Target Center today for a workout. The former second-round pick was released in July by Sacramento. The Wolves sent a scout to Houston to watch him play last week and now have brought him to Minneapolis in their search for another center, preferably one with some length and athleticism to complement Nikola Pekovic and Greg Steimsma. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Wolves start camp the next week, likely Oct. 2 in Mankato. By then, they'll have filled out the final two roster spots. They're still looking for an athletic big man and on Monday scouted free-agent center Hassan Whiteside during a Houston, Tex., workout. They're still asking Anthony Tolliver to remain patient as they explore deals that would allow them to trade a guard and create salary-cap space to sign another player. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Kings have 14 players under contract and one of those players (Hassan Whiteside) does not have a guaranteed contract. So there is still the possibility for more moves. Jeff Teague is held in high regard, but do the Kings have the assets to convince Atlanta to part with Teague, even though they acquired Devin Harris? Not sure the Kings could dump one or two of their wing players in exchange for Teague. Sulia

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Hassan Whiteside has been putting in extra work after each practice and shootaround. The Kings second-year center has been spending substantial time with big man consultant Clifford Ray. And before addressing media, head coach Keith Smart also spent some extra one- on-one workout time with Whiteside Wednesday. Cowbell Kingdom

March 7, 2012 Updates

A new addition to the Sacramento Kings’ coaching staff was spotted working with Hassan Whiteside following shoot-around today. Clifford Ray, who won championships as a player (1975, Golden State Warriors) and coach (2008, Boston Celtics), has joined head coach Keith Smart’s staff to work with the team’s big men. “He’s been all over with coaching so he has a great feel,” said Smart of Ray, who’s had NBA stints in Dallas, New Jersey, Golden State, Cleveland, Orlando and Boston. “Every big guy in the league has come through his hands at one time or another.” Cowbell Kingdom

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