- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
Hassan Whiteside Looking to Add Improved Free Throw Shooting to Skill Set
- Updated: May 18, 2015
As the NBA Playoffs have seen teams exploit the poor free throw shooting of big men, specifically Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard, center Hassan Whiteside vows to not provide the same type of hindrance to the Miami Heat next season.
“I really work on free throws a lot more,” said Whiteside when asked what his point of emphasis was this offseason.
Although Whiteside shot an astounding 62.8 percent from the field (fifth best in the league) this past season, his free throw shooting was inexplicably worse at just 50% — 11th worst among players who appeared in at least half their teams’ games.
Whiteside continues to grow and develop as a budding, young center as he finished fourth in Most Improved Player of the Year voting behind Rudy Gobert, Draymond Green, and Jimmy Butler.
“I knew it was going to be tough for me to win that award because I didn’t play that many games,” said Whiteside.
Regardless, Whiteside maintains a positive outlook on the game as he stated, “But I won the Most Improved Life award, just coming from where I came from.”