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How the Heat’s latest additions have fared as Heat opponents

Though their offseason has been overshadowed by the re-signing of Hassan Whiteside and the loss of franchise staple Dwyane Wade, the Heat have made several additions to their roster this summer, adding veterans Wayne Ellington, ...
Denver Stiffs Jul 25, 2016

Throwback to when Emmanuel Mudiay slammed ALL OVER Hassan Whiteside

Oof, this was just plain disrespectful. Emmanuel Mudiay has all the physical gifts in the world. He's strong, fast, and prone to dunking on dudes. Take for example, this prime example, when he went up, challenged a primo shot blocker in Hassan Whiteside, and destroyed the poor man's soul. Whiteside had a lot of blocks tonight but @emmanuelmudiay says not this one big fella! https://t.co/BYR2V5xWi2 — NBA特集onESPN (@EliseTwersky) July 24, 2016 Ouuuuuch! I thought rookies were supposed to respect their elders! Dang man!
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 24, 2016

Hassan Whiteside sounds really motivated for the upcoming season

Whiteside posts inspirational message on Instagram over the weekend. It sounds as if Hassan Whiteside has something to prove this upcoming NBA season. After all, he's had to prove himself time and time again that he belongs in the NBA after being drafted in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 draft by the Sacramento Kings and waived two years later. Since then, he's had stints in the NBA D-League with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Rio Grande Valley Vipers as well as in Lebanon (twice) and China. Signed and waived twice by the Memphis Grizzlies before and during the 2014-15 regular...

Pat Riley: Hassan Whiteside ‘worth the investment’ of max contract

The Heat decided to give Hassan Whiteside a max contract this summer. Many questioned whether Miami would make that type of investment in the 27-year-old center, but Heat president Pat Riley believes Whiteside’s four-year, $98 million ...

Miami Heat did not pursue Al Horford in free agency

It says a lot about what the Heat think of Hassan Whiteside that they basically chose him over Al Horford. Horford, a four-time All-Star who just turned 30, was believed to be interested in ...

Video: Josh Richardson goes FIFA for two, and an assist to Whiteside

All those FIFA video games that Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside have contested during their combined Miami Heat tenure? Apparently lessons learned, at least when it comes to Richardson's footwork. With time to kill out in Las Vegas and the Heat's summer-league season having drawn to a close,...

Pat Riley regards Whiteside, Tyler Johnson as sound investments

Pat Riley not only moved first in NBA free agency to secure Hassan Whiteside, but the Miami Heat president said Saturday that he moved without regret when it came to the four-year, $98 million contract extended to the shot-blocking center. "At the dollars that he's going to be getting over the...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 15, 2016

Winslow, Whiteside, Johnson, & J-Rich share their Summer League good times

Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson are having a better summer than you. As the dust starts to settle after the storm that was Dwyane Wade leaving, it's time to enjoy what the younger Miami Heat players have to offer. In one word: Fun! Check out this little snippet of Justise Winslow, Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson hanging out and dancing. VEGAS IS LIT! @hassanwhiteside @pushat305 @jrich_0 #HeatNation A video posted by Justise Winslow (@iamjustise) on Jul 15, 2016 at 1:00pm PDT In the case of Johnson and Whiteside, they have...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 13, 2016

Miami Heat officially sign free agent center Willie Reed

Miami makes it official by netting a steady backup to Hassan Whiteside. Days after it was reported that the Miami Heat were signing free agent center Willie Reed, the team has made it official with a short press release Wednesday. Reed, who played for the Brooklyn Nets last season after impressing many with his energy and hustle playing for Miami's Summer League squad, will serve as the back-up for newly re-signed center Hassan Whiteside. Though contract details were not disclosed by the team, it's been widely reported that it's a two-year deal for the veteran's minimum at slightly more...

NBA approves rule changes to limit ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ strategy

The Heat invested a lot of money in center Hassan Whiteside this offseason. $98 million over the next four years, to be exact. That investment looks a little smarter Wednesday after the NBA approved a few ...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 10, 2016

Miami Heat sign free agent center Willie Reed

Miami hasn't forgotten Reed's impressive performance last year in Summer League. The Miami Heat continue to round out their roster with a flurry of moves over the weekend, this time adding free agent center Willie Reed. Reed, 26, measures 6'-10" and played well for the Heat last year in Summer League in Orlando with his relentless energy but was quickly signed by the Brooklyn Nets, where averaged 4.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 10.9 minutes in 39 games last season. Miami needed more bodies in the power rotation and Reed sets up to be a capable back-up to Hassan Whiteside. The team...

Re-signed Whiteside was willing to take $9 million less for Wade/Durant

It turns out that Hassan Whiteside did not delineate where his potential giveback would go when it came to his offer to help the Miami Heat attempt to sign free-agent forward Kevin Durant. A party involved in the process confirmed Thursday to the Sun Sentinel that Whiteside had been willing to...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 7, 2016

Miami Heat officially re-sign Hassan Whiteside

Miami announces the signing on the first day the transaction could be completed. The Miami Heat have announced the official re-signing of center Hassan Whiteside on Thursday, July 8, the first day after the moratorium in which NBA teams can sign contracts. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Miami's official press release has some more info on Whiteside's accomplishments since joining the Heat. Whiteside, the NBA leading shot blocker, appeared in 73 games (43 starts) with the HEAT last season and averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.68 blocks and 29.1 minutes while...

Amid free-agent frenzy, young teammates embracing Whiteside

Overshadowed by the rest of the NBA's free-agency madness is the reality that Hassan Whiteside is on the verge of putting pen to paper on his four-year, $98 million contract with the Miami Heat. "It's great," forward Justise Winslow said, with the Heat having Wednesday off at the Orlando Pro Summer...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 5, 2016

As Heat move forward, let's not forget the many things they did right last season

A look back on what went right last season gives a plan for future successes. The recent Kevin Durant free agency drama overshadowed the bright spots of what the Miami Heat accomplished last season and how they can use the same formula with superior results for years to come. First, they found a player, in the NBA D-League, who became the first to rocket from a minimum to a maximum salary from one season to the next. Miami did what no else has done before with Hassan Whiteside in his first full season with the team. That alone is a strength the Heat can use going forward. Second, Tyler...

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