HoopsHype Hassan Whiteside rumors

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

September 5, 2012 Updates
August 28, 2012 Updates

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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July 16, 2012 Updates

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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March 22, 2012 Updates

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

February 11, 2012 Updates
January 2, 2012 Updates

The Sacramento Kings have assigned center Hassan Whiteside and rookie forward Tyler Honeycutt to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today. Whiteside has not appeared in a game this season. Honeycutt recorded two points (2-2 FT) and one rebound in four minutes off the bench versus New York (12/31). Honeycutt becomes the third Kings player to be assigned to the D-League (Donté Greene in 2008-09, Hassan Whiteside last season). NBA.com

December 23, 2011 Updates
October 20, 2011 Updates

Looks like lockout basketball in Sacramento coming closer to becoming a reality. Kings forward Donté Greene appeared on the Carmichael Dave Show and said the Goon Squad Classic is rounding into form. Who’s playing? He’s received commitments from Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Houston Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn along with fellow Kings teammates Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside, Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins. Greene also has Twitter commitments from new rookie Isaiah Thomas and J.J. Hickson. The Kings forward is working on wooing Kevin Durant , Rudy Gay and soon-to-be rookie-sensation Jimmer Fredette to play as well. Cowbellkingdom.com

October 12, 2011 Updates

Earlier today, Kings fans tweeted at the Sacramento Kings forward about putting together a charity exhibition game in the Capital region. He took their message to heart and it appears Greene has plans in the works to host a game the weekend before Thanksgiving. Among the players who’ve declared their interest? Wizards point guard John Wall along with Greene’s fellow teammates Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins. New King J.J. Hickson also says he’d like to play. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn, Lakers forward and Sacramento native Matt Barnes, teammates Tyreke Evans and Hassan Whiteside were also extended Twitter invites by the Kings forward. Cowbellkingdom.com

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