NBA Trade Rumors 2016: Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside expected to go to Lakers
For the last several weeks rumors about Hassan Whiteside are doing the rounds. He is a great player and has been performing extremely well for his side for a long time.
Nonetheless there are reasons to believe that he doesnâ€™t seem to be fitting in right with his current side Miami heat. There are rumors that make us believe that due to some unexplained reasons he and his team Miami Heat havenâ€™t been able to strike a chord necessary to ensure a long haul for the player.
Now there are credible reports making us believe that Los Angeles Lakers are actually interested in acquiring Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside. The team seems to be looking for an elite rim protector and Hassan seems to fit in their needs.
Reports suggest that with the Roy Hibbert experiment having failed miserably, Lakers hope to land Hassan Whiteside via trade or free agency, according to latest NBA trade Rumors. With a 9-37 record, the Lakers are sitting at the bottom of the Western Conference and looking towards plans for the following season, which means that the NBA trade deadline in February may be a good time for general manager Mitch Kupchak to start reloading his roster.
It must be kept in mind that Kupchak’s main priority for the upcoming off season could be the center position, a spot where they have been spoiled over the past decade due to having the likes of Dwight Howard, Shaquille O’Neal and Andrew Bynum around. With some spectacular performances over the past 2 years, Hassan Whiteside has moved near the top of the list when it comes to centers in the NBA, and the 7’0′, 260 pound player is set to become one of the most desired free agents this summer.