Hoops Rumors Community Shootaround: 2/14/16

It wasn’t that long ago when many people (myself included) figured Hassan Whiteside factored heavily in the Heat’s plans for the future. After all, the center emerged last year as one of the league’s best shot-blockers. At 26 years old, Whiteside was expected to take the next step in his development this season, the final one of his contract with Miami. For the most part, he has Whiteside is averaging 12.2 points, 11 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game. Whiteside, however, has also looked lost at times defensively and has been inconsistent.

The Heat recently gauged what the market was for Whiteside, who has been coming off the bench after returning from an oblique injury. It would be difficult for the Heat to trade Whiteside since his minimum-salary contract and the league’s salary-matching rules don’t give them the ability to reap much value in return. Still, reports from earlier today said the Heat’s front office is debating whether or not it is worth re-signing Whiteside, who would command a lucrative deal, and is thinking about trading him.

That leads us to today’s shootaround topic: Should the Heat trade Hassan Whiteside?

Being mindful of our commenting policy, let us know in the comments section below what your thoughts are. We look forward to what you have to share.

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Phil G
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Phil G
7 months 11 days ago

The Heat have a huge decision here: rebuild AROUND Hassan or build around Bosh/Wade. 2 different directions. As stated, his low salary makes a valuable return difficult, so my belief is that the Heat should target picks and replenish there after trading away multiple drafts to sign Bosh and acquire LeBron. Only way they’ll get anything of value for him.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
7 months 11 days ago
It depends on what they can do with the roster, and what it does for them for the remainder of the season. Personally, I would hold Whiteside. If we can get something else in free agency, we let him walk. Otherwise, we attempt to keep him at something like like $17 million per. If Dallas comes in and grabs him at the max, then it is what it is… There are certain things Whiteside needs to continue to improve on. One of those things is being more attentive to little things. There are possessions he gives away b/c of that.… Read more »
Arthur Hill
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7 months 11 days ago

Ira Winderman speculated that Memphis might be willing to part with Courtney Lee or Jeff Green in a package for Whiteside. Would you be interested in either of those deals? And which do you think helps Miami more in this year’s playoffs — Whiteside or a reliable wing shooter?

formerlyz
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formerlyz
7 months 11 days ago
The Heat cant get either of those guys straight up for Whiteside…They’d have to add salary to each deal. It would depend on the framework. I would probably say that Courtney Lee is the better fit for now (even though he isnt shooting the ball as well as he has throughout his career), though it would probably be Jeff Green if we are talking about in the offseason… As for this year’s playoffs, like I said, with or without Whiteside, the Heat need a 3 and D wing. If they cant get one, Whiteside is a little more important. It… Read more »
Christopher
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Christopher
7 months 11 days ago

I think it depends on how much you can get in return if a Ryan Anderson or horford could be needed in such a deal I’m all for it

Ken D
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Ken D
7 months 11 days ago
At the start of the year i would have said keep him at any cost but between his recent comments,his moping around the floor unless he gets a pass or goes for a block and his latest boneheaded ejection which cost any chance at a comeback i am pretty much over him, he just doesn’t seem to fit the Miami style of play or team 1st mentality so i hope they get whatever they can for him. he is fun to watch but he will not re-sign with Miami for what he is worth to the team so get what… Read more »
Patricia
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Patricia
7 months 11 days ago

No. Whiteside needs more seasoning & maturing. But look at blocks, rebounds, points. He would be a tremendous loss to the HEAT. No trade; resign for next year, & work with him to improve where necessary.

OsG
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OsG
7 months 10 days ago

Really is resigned, where do you put Wade, Dragic and CB trade him and get something in return hos lack of effort and team 1frst mentality make him a liability and a non go to guy when needed…. thought about that…!

Dana Gauruder
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7 months 11 days ago

They’d require a post player in return, given the state of their roster, but it makes sense to move him if he’s not in their long-term plans.

Daniel Parga
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Daniel Parga
7 months 10 days ago

We should look at trading Deng, and, Anderson, so we can get a quality three point threat. Hassan has improved and give the Heat a fierce rim protector. We need more balance with adding three point shooter.

Jann
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Jann
7 months 10 days ago

Whiteside should be kept, youre not getting anything special out of him by trading him now. I say a sign and trade in the offseason sounds like a better idea. But I would try and keep him and make him work in MIA because getting draft picks or semi good role players is not gonna bring back this team to greatness.

Jfa_1993
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Jfa_1993
7 months 10 days ago

I would trade him for some picks if we can’t get anyone significant in return. I doubt the heat will offer him anything close to his predicted market value ( I don’t think they can afford that anyway) so might as well get a little something in return for him instead of letting him walk and not getting anything.

Maurice
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Maurice
7 months 10 days ago

Dumb, very dumb. Turn down D. Wade’s usuage and use all the pieces. It’s the coaches job to do that. Not cater to superstars. Love Wade, but at that usuage rate he should be bringing in about 25-30 per. IJS. Whiteside is not the issue. Just maybe coaching and catering.

formerlyz
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formerlyz
7 months 10 days ago

Whiteside has the 2nd worst post up efficiency in the league…Wade b is still the Heat’s best play maker. If anything, sometimes Bosh doesnt get enough touches for stretches of time. Whiteside clogs the lane, and he literally doesn’t pass the ball. The spacing is already poor b/c of lack of shooting. When Whiteside is out there, it’s even worse

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