2016 NBA Trade Gettables: Hassan Whiteside

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Dec

Contract Remaining

  • 2015-16 – $981,3481
  • 2016-17 – UFA

2015-16 Stats as of 12/24/15

Season Age G GS MP FG% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2015-16 26 27 27 28.4 .624 .624 2.0 3.8 .520 2.9 8.0 10.9 0.2 0.6 4.0 1.9 2.3 12.8
Career 94 59 21.5 .619 .619 1.4 2.9 .504 2.6 6.1 8.7 0.1 0.5 2.6 1.2 2.2 10.0
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2015

Possible Destinations

  • Chicago Bulls
  • Boston Celtics
  • Portland Trail Blazers
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • New Orleans Pelicans

Breakdown

The Miami Heat don’t need to move Hassan Whiteside, a young center that has finally found his promising form after lengthy travels. But, they can benefit in the near term from getting assets for the here and now in return for Whiteside.

The Heat only have the Early Bird Rights to Whiteside because he’s only been back in the NBA for going on two seasons now and will become a free agent prior to his third year. That means Miami will need to use substantial cap space to re-sign Whiteside instead of being able to do their free agency work then signing Whiteside at the end of that process by going over the cap.

With the counting stats that Whiteside has compiled and his reputation as a new-age Tyson Chandler, it’s very likely Whiteside will get near-max money in one of the best free agent atmospheres imaginable. There is no shortage of teams that would love to acquire Whiteside and the Heat had a four-game stretch (10/9 – 10/14) where Whiteside wasn’t closing out any games.

The discussion behind the true value of Whiteside’s defense aside – is he a stat hunter or a natural shot blocker? – this will be a difficult trade to form. Whiteside makes less than $1 million but will command players in return that make salaries in the high teens to early 20’s. The Heat will be looking to win now and will look for quality veterans or a star in return. Not sure this deal can ultimately be made, but it’d be a big one.

Trade Gettables Series

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  1. per Spotrac 

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