Hassan Whiteside Trade Rumors: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Heat C

December 15th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has emerged as an intriguing trade candidate in the final year of his contract. 

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Heat Reportedly Eyeing Howard or Cousins for Whiteside Tuesday, Dec. 15 According to Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has grown unhappy playing the role of sidekick next to James Harden and could be on the move.

And according to Sheridan, the Heat are a potential landing spot for the eight-time All-Star: "The destination that makes the most sense is Miami in a trade centered around Hassan Whiteside," he wrote. 

But in order to snag Howard—who's making $22.3 million this season and holds a player option worth $23.2 million for next season, per Spotrac—Miami would need to find a way to make salaries match. 

According to Sheridan, the Heat are aiming to build a package around Whiteside's expiring contract, rookie Justise Winslow and cap filler. At present, the deals on Miami's cap sheet that could most logically be deemed cap filler are the expiring contracts of Chris Andersen, U ...

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