5:57 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2016
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: Is Hassan Whiteside worth 'aggressively pursuing?'

Reports are that the Miami center is at the top of Los Angeles' list for the this summer Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we continue to look at one of LA's reported prime targets this summer, Hassan Whiteside. Resume: Was a top 100 recruit in his 2009 high school class Averaged 13/9 with 5 blocks in 26 minutes per game in one season at Marshall Drafted...
Blazersedge 13 hours ago

Blazers Interested In Hassan Whiteside, Lakers Will “Aggressively Pursue” Him

As free agency approaches, Miami’s Hassan Whiteside won’t be short on suitors. Count the Blazers, Mavs and Lakers among them. Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported Saturday that the Los Angeles Lakers plan an aggressive pursuit of Miami Heat's unrestricted free agent center Hassan Whiteside in free agency. Whiteside is expected to have suitors across the NBA after his meteoric rise over the past two seasons. In an unusual situation for a player in high demand, the Miami Heat do not have full Larry Bird Rights for Whiteside, which means they cannot go over the salary cap to...
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago

Lakers plan to 'aggressively pursue' Hassan Whiteside in free agency

The team is looking to make big moves (literally). The Los Angeles Lakers will have the most cap space in the NBA when free agency kicks off on July 1st, and it sounds like they are going to try and use it to plug their roster's gigantic hole at center. The front office plans to "aggressively pursue" Miami Heat free agent center Hassan Whiteside in free agency, according to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Whiteside, who the Heat signed out of the D-League during the 2014-15 season, averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, and a league-leading 3.7 blocks per game last year. Whiteside...
Blazersedge 17 hours ago

Is Criticism Warranted for the Portland Trail Blazers' 2016 Draft?

Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the weekend podcast to discuss all the 2016 NBA Draft day trades, why the Portland Trail Blazers were mostly inactive, Steph Curry's "mocking" celebrations in Portland, LeBron James' championship in Cleveland, the Arron Afflalo trade, hope for Al Horford and more! Blazer's Edge staff writer Eric Griffith joins the Weekend Podcast to discuss, among other stuff: The trades that did go down on 2016 NBA Draft night The possible reasons the Blazers didn't land a first-rounder Steph Curry's "mocking" of Damian Lillard's celebrations in Portland ...

ASK IRA: Would Dragic for Cousins make sense for Heat, Kings?

  June 25, 2016 Q: With Dallas (Mark Cuban) and Portland apparently prepared to offer Hassan Whiteside a max deal, do you think there is any chance Pat Riley just lets Hassan walk and tries to make a deal for DeMarcus Cousins who, it seems, has been on the trading block for three years? I know...
Rip City Project 21 hours ago

Trail Blazers: Hassan Whiteside Rumors

Hassan Whiteside Rumors: Are the Trail Blazers preparing to make a huge offer for Whiteside’s services? With the draft behind them, the Trail Blazers will now turn their focus to free agency. Neil Olshey (Portland’s GM) has a healthy amount of potential cap space at his disposal, which should result in a busy summer. Portland […] Trail Blazers: Hassan Whiteside Rumors - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Indy Cornrows Jun 24, 2016

NBA Draft: Pacers select Georges Niang with the 50th overall pick

Indiana selected Iowa State forward Georges Niang with their second round pick, giving them an experienced senior for at least the summer circuit. In an exciting NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers remained quiet after making their move earlier in the day by acquiring Thad Young from the Brooklyn Nets for their first round pick. That left the Pacers with their second round pick, the 50th overall, which they used to draft Georges Niang from Iowa State. The 6'9" forward worked out with the Pacers last week, appearing to have left them impressed enough to use their lone remaining draft pick on...

Mavericks setting up as leading competition vs. Heat for Whiteside

If it wasn't made clear when Mark Cuban recently followed Hassan Whiteside on Twitter, it is now courtesy of ESPN: The Dallas Mavericks will be coming hard after Whiteside at the July 1 start of NBA free agency. ESPN reported Thursday that the Mavericks "expect to be granted a meeting in the opening...

Report: Hassan Whiteside to meet with Dallas Mavericks

If the Heat are serious about securing Hassan Whiteside, the pressure is mounting to get it done quickly. ESPN reported today that the Dallas Mavericks believe they will get a meeting with Whiteside ...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 23, 2016

Mavericks will meet with Hassan Whiteside on July 1, per report

Dallas' free agency plans continue to unfold. The Dallas Mavericks are expected to land a meeting with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside once free agency begins on July 1, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Whiteside is considered one of the top free agents and, arguably, the top center available this summer, so of course the Mavericks would be interested in the 7-foot big man who just turned 27 years old. The calls will be coming in hot for Whiteside, who had a career year in 2015. He averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game as Miami's man in the middle,...

Top 5 undrafted free agents in Miami Heat history

The Heat enter Thursday’s NBA Draft with no picks. But after the draft, expect Miami to be very active in search of promising undrafted players. The Heat have had some luck in the past with undrafted ...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 23, 2016

The Mavericks are headed to another free agency disaster this summer

The Mavs top free agent target revolves around a position where they already have an adequate starter. Sound familiar? It should and the results from past summers should be familiar as well. Early Tuesday evening, the top Mavericks beat writers shared the following combination of information: Mike Conley is the Mavs top free agent on their list. The Mavs believe they have a shot at Conley due to his respect for coach Rick Carlisle. The Mavericks pitch to Conley will be themed "shared sacrifice" hinting at the sacrifices Conley would need to share with his fellow Dallas teammates to build a...
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

Is Hassan Whiteside the top Choice for the Portland Trail Blazers?

A video Q&A with Dane Carbaugh answers questions about 2016 NBA free agency, the best fit in the post for the Portland Trail Blazers, and the best colorways for Damian Lillard's adidas shoes. Last week on the Q&A video we talked about the Portland Trail Blazers and their pick-and-roll, basic needs in free agency, and how to utilize Meyers Leonard. This week, readers expanded on their free agency musings and I can't blame them. After an insane end to the 2016 NBA Finals, the entire league is thinking about the draft, summer, and big targets for July. Specifically, we got into: Is Hassan...
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

Damian Lillard Drops Out Of Consideration For The 2016 Olympic Games

Despite accepting Team USA's invitation in February, Damian Lillard is officially out of the 2016 Olympics. Shams Charania from The Vertical reported on Twitter that Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has dropped out of consideration for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. After recently completing his world tour to promote his shoe line, Lillard plans to rest and rehab his Plantar Fasciitis injury, preparing for the 2016-17 season. Once considered a long-shot to make the US team, Lillard's Olympic chances rose dramatically in recent months as...
Blazersedge Jun 23, 2016

The Annual Blazer's Edge Draft-Day Rumor and Trade Buzz Thread

Yes, it's draft day! The Blazers may not have a pick yet, but who knows what will happen today? The 2016 NBA Draft is almost here! Every year, trade rumors pick up during the day, and considering yesterday's insanity, today will probably be busy. First, let's cover the basics. 2016 NBA DraftTime: 5:00pmNetwork: ESPNBlazers picks: None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. But things can change during the day! Hang out here, Our own Dan Graves will be updating this post as any juicy rumors or trades arrive. And just before the draft starts, we'll post our annual NBA Draft Gameday Thread for conversation and...

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