China-Middle East League→NBA comeback wins rebounding title after… Turnaround story center retires from active duty

Whiteside is leaving the court.

El Vacilon del BSN reported on Thursday that center Hassan Whiteside will retire from the NBA.

Whiteside was a 6-foot-10 center with a 6-foot-9 wingspan. He didn’t always establish himself in the NBA, 온라인카지노 but he made quite an impact.

Entering the 2010 draft, Whiteside was well-regarded for his athleticism and skill set, but his mental issues prevented him from being selected high. He was selected by Sacramento with the 33rd overall pick.

He didn’t get much playing time in Sacramento either. After playing just 19 games in two seasons, Whiteside went on to play in the Chinese and Middle Eastern leagues.

Whiteside”s basketball career took a turn for the better in the 2014-2015 season. He returned to the NBA after signing with Miami at the start of the season. At the time, the Heat had just finished the big three era of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

Despite his flaws, Whiteside’s unmistakable interior dominance made him a competitive big man, averaging a double-double in six consecutive seasons, most notably in 2016-2017, when he averaged 17.0 points, 14.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocked shots per game.

Despite his high impact, his longevity in the NBA was short-lived due to mental issues. After playing as the starting center for Portland in the 2019-2020 season, he bounced between Sacramento and Utah and hasn’t played in an NBA game since last season.

Whiteside, who most recently played in the Puerto Rican League, decided to retire at the age of 34. His NBA career averages are 12.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.2 blocked shots per game. He”s also a two-time block leader and one-time rebounder.

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