Miami Heat Releases Hassan Whiteside, Cleveland Cavaliers Trades Kevin Love

Ross Houston
October 11, 2016

The Los Angeles Lakers badly wanted center Hassan Whiteside during the off-season but their attempt to land him was a failure. The team lost Dwyane Wade to Chicago Bulls this offseason after Heat failed to push a negotiation in retaining Wade.

Heat trading Whiteside to the Lakers seems to be beneficial to the latter, according to iTech Post. Meanwhile, Pat Riley announced that Chris Bosh's career with the team is likely over. What would be a better deal for the Heat is to combine Whiteside and Derrick Williams instead of having Mozgov and Randle on the frontcourt.

Besides the three-for-one trade, Sportsrageous reported that the Heat, which is entering the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season minus main men Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, plan to send a trade package involving Justine Winslow to exchange him with Rudy Gay of Sacramento Kings. It is the Lakers that apparently would get the better end of the barter because the team would acquire Whiteside, upcoming center and one of the futures of National Basketball Association. It is not practical to trade three players for one.

Maybe if the Lakers added more assets, the Heat would think about this move more. As per the publication, Whiteside is seen as the forthcoming center and futures of the basketball game and the skills that he will contribute to the team suggests that it would be worth losing Julius Randle.

Reports have it that Hassan Whiteside's breakthrough will be a huge upgrade for Los Angeles Lakers. The value of Whiteside to the Heat is evident with his signing in summer a $98-million four-year deal.

There are so many pieces coming in for Whiteside that the Heat can be a more dynamic threat on different levels if they get the three Lakers players. On the other side, Whiteside could also use his huge contract as motivation to play better because this could mean a better deal when his current contract is over.

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