10 Things You Didn’t Know about Hassan Whiteside

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9. He had an extremely low basketball IQ when he entered the NBA.

Hassan Whiteside on the Sacramento Kings

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why so many teams released him and also why he has a tendency to rack up so many fouls. Pat Riley said, “When Hassan came from Marshall, he had no clue. He just didn’t have that basketball IQ. I remember seeing Marshall just put him in a zone in the middle of the court, and he just stood there. He didn’t know how to play man-to-man defense.”

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