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# Hassan Whiteside
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  • Miami Heat
  • Signed as a free agent in November 2014
  • C
  • 7'0" / 265lbs
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  • 06/13/1989
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  • 33rd pick, 2010
  • Marshall
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2010 NBA DraftNBADrafted 33rd overall by Sacramento.
8th July, 2010NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year contract with Sacramento, for $730,437 in the year first year and the final three seasons at the minimum salary.
29th November, 2010D-LeagueAssigned by Sacramento to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
9th January, 2011D-LeagueRecalled by Sacramento from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
2nd January, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Sacramento to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
3rd February, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Sacramento from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
14th July, 2012NBAWaived by Sacramento.
5th December, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
3rd January, 2013D-LeagueTraded by Sioux Falls Skyforce to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Damian Saunders.
27th April, 2013LebanonSigned for the remainder of the season with Amchit.
26th May, 2013ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Sichuan.
13th November, 2013LebanonSigned for the remainder of the season with Al Moutahed.
1st May, 2014ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Jiangsu Tongxi.
25th June, 2014ChinaLeft Jiangsu Tongxi.
24th September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
22nd October, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueAs a part of a five team deal, traded by Rio Grande Valley Vipers to Iowa Energy, along with a 2015 second round pick, and along with a 2014 first round pick to Texas Legends, in exchange for Earl Clark and a 2014 seventh round pick.
19th November, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Memphis.
20th November, 2014NBAWaived by Memphis.
20th November, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Iowa Energy.
24th November, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with Miami.
13th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Miami to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
15th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Miami from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
7th July, 2016NBARe-signed by Miami to a four year maximum value contract ($98,419,537). Included player option for 2019/20.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2009 - 2010Marshall (NCAA)
July 2010Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
July 2010 - July 2012Sacramento Kings (NBA)
December 2012 - January 2013Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
January 2013 - April 2013Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
April 2013 - May 2013Amchit (Lebanon)
May 2013 - July 2013Jin Qiang Sichuan (China, NBL)
November 2013 - May 2014Al Moutahed (Lebanon)
May 2014 - June 2014Jiangsu Tongxi (China, NBL)
July 2014Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
October 2014 - November 2014Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2014Iowa Energy (D-League)
November 2014 - presentMiami Heat (NBA)

November 6, 2017

Whiteside’s rebounding rate has always been ridiculously good, but his offensive game has developed over the last few years to match. A more capable finisher with both hands around the basket, he’s begun developing a low-volume outside jump shot, earning and taking advantage of, more offensive touches. Considering that he now scores 29.2 points and grabs 21.9 rebounds per 100 possessions, it would be a particularly good idea to pick Whiteside in games that feature a lot of possessions. The Miami Heat are playing the Golden State Warriors tonight. As long as Miami do not get blown out, there will be a lot of shots going up, and thus a lot of fantasy points on offer for Whiteside. He is also due some blocks.


June 29, 2017

Hassan Whiteside
C, 7’0, 265lbs, 28 years old, 5 years of experience

While his per-game numbers were mostly up, Whiteside’s scoring efficiency was down, his free throw rate down, and his blocks quite a long way down on years before. This in part due to an ever-increasing amount of mid-range jump shots, at which he is quite good, and in part due to the attempts to establish him as a post offence threat, at which he just isn’t. When picking and rolling, getting open through ball movement and cutting, Whiteside is a good finisher, and he should just stick with that. Defensively, the blocks are down partly due to opponents not taking him on as much – certainly to his credit – but also due to more judicious decisions as to when to go for the block, leading to increased interior defensive metrics. And when asked to do the rebounding work of two positions, as he so often was, Whiteside normally came through.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $76.3 million remaining, with the last year as an option. Has become quite the two-way player and young enough still to count as a building block.


June 27, 2010

Pick 33: Sacramento drafts Hassan Whiteside from Marshall, a man who would have been a surefire first rounder had he not loafed through workouts and done nothing to dissuage the aura of his supposed immaturity. Question marks aside, it's a decent pick for the Kings, potentially getting them the next Keon Clark.

Whiteside's draft caption is a swift kick in the scrote to any onlooker; "Must improve: Maturity." Ouch. Marshall doesn't help himself by loafing up to the podium like a petulant schoolboy and then trying to greet Adam Silver with a homie shake. But Silver takes it well, turns it into the business shake, and acts as if all is well. If Hassan can find that much guidance and patience throughout his career, he might be just fine.

The quote about Marshall's maturity also overlooks the holes in his skill set, particularly his offensive game. How often does an extremely athletic big man with no offensive game ever develop the kind of offensive game teams envision when they draft them? Not often. Stromile Swift didn't. Jamal Sampson didn't. Cheikh Samb didn't. Pape Sow didn't. Et cetera. It works out sometimes - Andray Blatche is one such example - but the miss rate is far greater than the hit rate. And having owned both Clark and Justin Williams in recent years, Sacramento know what it's like.

Between Whiteside and DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento's big man coach will get no days holiday over the next two years.

Still, at 33, the risk is justified. Even if he needs to develop any kind of consistent offense and touch around the basket, while putting on 40lbs of muscle, learning how to keep possession when blocking a shot and growing up, it's a pick worth making. But just so that we don't forget it, Jay Bilas cements our awareness of his bust potential with the timeless quote, "He could be Patrick O'Bryant." Scrote punch of the year right there.