HoopsHype Hassan Whiteside rumors


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Barry Jackson: Impressive 104-90 Heat win at Clippers... Bosh 34 points... Whiteside 23 points, 16 rebounds in 29 minutes... Wade 17 points, 10 assists. Twitter @flasportsbuzz

Barry Jackson: Whiteside 58 points, 40 rebounds over last 4 games for Heat, which wisely signed him to 2-yr deal when Miami added him Nov. 24. Twitter @flasportsbuzz

Ethan J. Skolnick: H Whiteside to @Jason Jackson ... "I got a chip on my shoulder. Everybody in the NBA saying no to me." Says Clips wouldn't give him training camp invite. Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

January 5, 2015 Updates

While Saturday is the day when all NBA contracts become guaranteed for the season, players without fully guaranteed contracts must be waived by 5 p.m. Wednesday to not have their salaries still be on the books after the 48-hour waiver period on Saturday. For the Heat, the only players whose salaries are impacted by the guarantee deadline are Justin Hamilton, Hassan Whiteside and Andre Dawkins. (Rookie James Ennis had his contract guaranteed at the start of the season.) The decisions figure to come down to more than dollars and cents, with Hamilton already guaranteed 75 percent of his $816,000 2014-15 salary and Whiteside $100,000 of his $770,000 salary. Also, unlike during recent seasons, the Heat no longer are operating above the NBA's luxury-tax line, so there is no tax multiplier in effect when it comes to team payroll. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 3, 2015 Updates

But the past three have been particularly encouraging, with Whiteside corralling 21 rebounds (seven in each of the games), scoring 16 points and blocking five shots in 56 minutes against Memphis, Orlando and Indiana. “Very pleased and encouraged by how much he has grown in the last five weeks since he’s been with us,” Erik Spoelstra said Friday. “It has been a specific, detailed plan. He’s embraced the work.” Miami Herald

December 28, 2014 Updates

Q: All I know is that Hassan Whiteside has earned playing time and should be a Heat player long term? -- Alfredo. A: I don't know about "long term" because we haven't had enough of a sample size yet. But if he shows in coming weeks that he can rebound, block shots and, most importantly, defend, then I could envision the possibility of the Heat trading Chris Andersen (one of their few trade chips), perhaps as a means of getting back into the draft, and giving Whiteside additional time. I think it is already is apparent that Whiteside will make it through the Jan. 10 guarantee date. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 13, 2014 Updates

It will be Heat Lite for the foreseeable future for the Miami Heat, with rookie point guard Shabazz Napier and recently signed center Hassan Whiteside assigned Saturday to the team's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Both players will continue to count toward the Heat's NBA-maximum 15-player limit, and therefore cannot be replaced on the Heat roster. Napier has appeared in 23 games with the Heat this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

December 2, 2014 Updates

Not only did the Heat call up Whiteside from the NBA Development League last week, but they did it as part of a two-year package that included a $100,000 guarantee and conditional guarantees for 2015-16. In addition, an additional 25 percent of Hamilton's contract became guaranteed Monday. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"I'm really happy that they chose to make a commitment and I'm all-in," Whiteside said in advance of Monday's game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. "Like I said, I 100 percent believe in their organization. I mean, if Pat Riley tells me to run to the airport, I'm going to run to the airport. That's how much confidence I have in this." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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