Hassan Whiteside Rumors

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Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside
Position: C
Born: 06/13/89
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $24,434,262
Hassan Whiteside is on the verge of a decision he never thought he would have to make when he signed with the Miami Heat on July 1, 2016: Whether he values playing time more than money, in his case the $27 million he is due on his player option for next season. Facing a June deadline for his decision, Whiteside spoke candidly with the South Florida Sun Sentinel when the question was presented in advance of the Heat’s season finale Wednesday night at Barclays Center against the Brooklyn Nets. “You definitely want to have the money,” he said. “But you also want to play.”
“It’s a lot of money,” Whiteside said of what he would leave on the table by opting out, “but if play the minutes I want to play, I would be putting up what the other guys I would be put in the category with, where I would make more money. If I’m playing 30-plus minutes a game, I would make more money.” Whiteside, who turns 30 on June 13, said he appreciates the balancing act. “It’s definitely getting in the right situation,” he said. “You definitely want to have the money, but you don’t want to lose money and get in a situation you don’t want to be in.”
5. Who’s the most overrated? (47 votes): Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook (17%), Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns (6.3%), James Harden, Ben Simmons, LeBron James, Kyle Lowry (4.2%), Semi Ojeleye, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez, Myles Turner, Luka Doncic, Hassan Whiteside, John Collins, Lonzo Ball, C.J. McCollum, Nikola Jokic, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Millsap, Klay Thompson, Jayson Tatum (2.1%) How fitting is this? Two of the league’s most divisive characters, these perennial All-Stars with fearless personalities who you either love or loathe, get to share this unflattering honor. As if Russ and Draymond needed any more bulletin board material to serve as fuel for their scorching-hot fires.