Heat Interested In Hassan Whiteside

Marc Stein of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears that the Heat are planning to pluck Hassan Whiteside from the D-League.  Whiteside has put up big numbers so far this season for the Iowa Energy.

The Grizzlies waived Whiteside last week, terminating his second contract with Memphis this season.  Whiteside’s last stint with the Grizzlies lasted a grand total of one day.  The 7-footer was signed along with Kalin Lucas to help fill the gap as five Grizzlies players were out of action with stomach viruses.  Still, Whiteside did not see the floor for the Grizzlies and has yet to see a minute of NBA action in 2013/14.

As Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel (on Twitter) notes, the Heat could cut Andre Dawkins to make room for Whiteside.  The undrafted shooting guard is on a non-guaranteed pact and could be moved to the team’s D-League affiliate.  Eventually, Winderman posits (link), a Whiteside signing could unseat Justin Hamilton, who has a December 1st partial-guarantee date.

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