Hassan Whiteside, Brandon Knight Join Puerto Rican Team

Longtime NBA players Hassan Whiteside and Brandon Knight have signed with Puerto Rico’s Piratas de Quebradillas, La Guerra del BSN tweets. The tweet shows the two players standing near a plane holding Puerto Rican flags.

The Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN) is the top level professional league in Puerto Rico.

Whiteside, 33, played 65 regular season games for the Jazz last season, backing up Rudy Gobert. He’s averaged 12.6 points and 10.8 rebounds in his 511-game NBA career. He also played for Sacramento, Miami and Portland.

Whiteside became a free agent after last season but didn’t generate much buzz on the open market. Traditional veteran centers have found it increasingly difficult to find suitors due to the way the game is currently played.

Knight, 31, has averaged 14.0 points and 3.9 assists in his 451-game NBA career. He had a five-game stint with the Mavericks last season on a pair of 10-day contracts. He has also played for Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Houston and Cleveland.

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