CBS Sports NBA writer Zach Harper joined the Big O Show on 560 WQAM to discuss the Miami Heat and the return and future of Hassan Whiteside.
“I don’t think you can give up on that talent. I don’t know if Hassan Whiteside is a guy you want long term especially for that kind of money, because that is a huge payday even with the new salary cap. But worst case scenario I think you have to give him that money. If he resigns with you, then a year from now if he doesn’t look like the maturing, developing guy you want him to be, you can move him.”
“You have to play that game. You have to get in there and give him the money, but the entire time you’ve got to be willing to pull the plug on that experiment if it doesn’t look like it’s going well next season.”