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  • Hassan Whiteside, Jazz Agree To Contract

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have agreed to a minimum deal with center Hassan Whiteside, ESPN reported.

    Whiteside, an eight-year NBA veteran, played for the Sacramento Kings last season and averaged 8.1 points and 6.0 rebounds.

    In a more prominent role in Portland in 2019-20, he averaged 15.5 points and 13.5 rebounds during the 2019-20 season. But the 7-footer has always been a bit of a polarizing player. With his critics claiming that his stats are mostly empty and don't help his team actually win games.

    He and Philadelphia All-Star Joel Embiid got in a lengthy Twitter feud over that exact thing in 2017 when Whiteside was with the Miami Heat.

    And a Portland-Utah game in 2019, Rudy Gobert was asked for his response to Damian Lillard calling Whiteside the best defensive player in the league.

    "He should have told his coach to put him in at the end," Gobert quipped, referencing how Whiteside was not in the game in the closing moments.

    Whiteside isn't as talented as Gobert, but he's still a big body that has put up some big numbers when given the opportunity. He'll have one in Utah after the Jazz traded away Derrick Favors in a salary-cutting move last week.
    Last edited by f1do; 08-03-2021, 08:21 PM.

  • #2
    Ostertag part 2

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    • #3
      Low risk, high return move.

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      • #4
        This came out of nowhere!

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        • #5
          48 minutes of rim protection?

          I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway you're on the same wavelength as the referees. ~Jonathan Davies, 1995

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          • #6
            I'm still baffled by our management of the C position. It doesn't make sense to carry 3 centers in the current NBA. It also doesn't make sense to waste draft capital on the position given how easy backup C is to fill in free agency. We keep doing all of the above.

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            • #7
              You guys think Dwayne Wade had something to do with this signing?

              https://youtu.be/fzHJVNzexP8

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