5 Transactions The Miami Heat Must Make This Offseason

5 Transactions The Miami Heat Must Make This Offseason

4. Re-Sign Hassan Whiteside to a Long-Term Deal

Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

Whiteside was one of the NBA’s biggest revelations this season.

An unknown who had to play professional basketball overseas just to make a living, Whiteside returned to the NBA in November of 2014 when the Heat signed him to a 10-day contract. Little did anyone know that it would be the best transaction the Heat would make all year long.

The 7-foot center ended the season averaging a double-double with 11.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. In addition, he posted an average of 2.6 blocks per game while having his per game stats bogged down due to limited playing time up until late December.

Whiteside’s impact on both ends of the court is undeniable. The only issue is that his contract ends after the 2015-16 season.

Riley and the front office need to get this deal done before the 26-year-old center has another dominant season. If they are unable to sign Whiteside to a long-term deal, he could be as good as gone through free agency during the 2016 offseason.

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