NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Eyeing To Steal Hassan Whiteside On Max Contract?
The Miami Heat are trying to gauge the trade market for Hassan Whiteside. The prime objective of the Heat management for trading Whiteside is to slash salary or look for talent in return. The Lakers are the likeliest to acquire him.Advertisement
Whiteside is set to become a free agent this summer. The Heat doesn’t own his bird rights. The Heat think-tank is planning to play Chris Bosh at center. But Whiteside had been a productive player for Miami, reports the Real GM. Miami management think Whiteside has issues with his maturity.
Miami Heat believes Whiteside could draw contracts worth $17 million or more in free agency. Without bird rights, the Los Angeles Lakers may pounce on him and steal him by offering a max contract.
Miami’s willingness to trade off Whiteside shows the franchise’s doubt to provide Whiteside the max offer, according to Sports Blog. With Marc Gasol sitting out with a broken foot, the Memphis Grizzlies could be the other team interested to acquire the center.
Though Miami has started gauging the market for Whiteside, there isn’t any guarantee of trade yet. Will he land in Lakers, or shall he remain with the Heat after the deadline?