Hassan Whiteside is becoming the first player in NBA history to go from a minimum salary one season to a max salary the next.
Whiteside, who agreed to re-sign with the Heat, will get paid.
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press:
Whiteside’s max projects be worth about $99 million over four years, though the exact amount won’t be determined until later this week.
There’s plenty of risk for Miami, but I’d rather have the 27-year-old Whiteside than not. He’s worth the gamble.
And what about Kevin Durant? By the time the Heat meet with their reported top target, they might not have a clear route to clearing cap space for him — unless they dump Wade. But without Wade, why would Durant choose Miami?
The Heat have chosen their path with Whiteside.