- Report: Miami Heat interested in Moe Wagner if he clears waivers
- Report: Dwyane Wade not allowed to be part of Jazz’s basketball operations while working as TNT analyst
- Micky Arison admits he’s ‘disappointed’ Dwyane Wade decided not to join Miami Heat ownership
- Report: Dwyane Wade previously said he ‘would love’ to join Miami Heat ownership group
- Report: Dwyane Wade purchases ownership stake in Utah Jazz
- Bam Adebayo discloses how Udonis Haslem forced him to speak up in huddle so he could learn to lead Miami Heat
- Bam Adebayo admits he still talks ‘s–t’ to Jayson Tatum about monster block in last year’s playoffs
- Dwyane Wade reacts to Kevin Durant investing in company that grew from $1.6 billion to $100 billion
- Report: Isaiah Thomas receiving interest from Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks
- Dwyane Wade unveils conversations he’s had with Paul George about his playoff mishaps
Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Want Hassan Whiteside to Sign for Less Than Max Deal
- Updated: May 30, 2016
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) May 30, 2016
Whiteside’s max is projected at approximately $21.6 million for the 2016-17 season, which is a massive jump from the $981,348 he made this year.
Heat president Pat Riley has stated publicly that re-signing Whiteside is the team’s top priority, but the organization also faces uncertainty with Chris Bosh‘s health and Dwyane Wade‘s unrestricted free agency.
The Heat are intent on convincing him to stay based on the absence of a state income tax in Florida, the lifestyle in Miami, and the fact that they can offer him bigger raises off the first-year salary.
It’s still unknown how this stance by the Heat will affect the unrestricted free agent’s decision, although Whiteside is expected to draw heavy interest on the open market.
Whiteside is a very vocal player on Twitter, not shying away from bringing light on the importance of his center position in today’s NBA.
If you haven’t learned anything from watching the playoffs, it’s clear how important the center position is.#NBAPlayoffs
If you haven’t learned anything from watching the playoffs, it’s clear how important the center position is.
Although the 7-footer racks up eye-opening statistics, he was benched for portions of games throughout the season by Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and has had his share of maturity issues.
Nonetheless, Hassan will be a heavily coveted free agent in the coming months.