Hassan Whiteside has been waived by the Kings.
Sacramento drafted Whiteside in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft.
Whiteside was waived before the option for 12-13 was picked up.
Remember when this website had him projected #1 overrall? He still has potential, I just don't think he wants it enough.
I remember that. Dude has so much potential, just doesn't work at all, just like ex-teammate Donte Green.
yep, and remember pre-combine this site and others had him as a lottery pick, around 13-14. agree, too quick to leave school and get paid, Cedric Simmons from NC State, same thing. Not even in the league.
Prime example of leaving school too early
He saw his name on draft boards and just wanted to get paiiiiiddddd.
Whiteside is a young 7 footer who is athletic...I'd be shocked if some other team didn't at least give him a shot this season.
And only 23. He still has potential but yes let's hope this wakes him up.
I was so wrong about this guy.
nbadraft.net ruined him... J/K
He had all the tools to be a good NBA Center, he just didn't have the work ethic to make it there. That, and lack of improvement spelled his doom. I hope he takes this waiving as his big wake-up call and works his butt off to hopefully earn a spot on some team's training camp, or he could face a long career overseas.
But for now, a gif to remember him.
I bet the rockets will pick him up
remember when he told Chad Ford that he thought he would go #1. He never knew what the league was about.
Not sure he has his head on straight.
I'll never forget in the 1st summer league game v Bobcats I saw him pick up a loose ball, throw down a 2 handed dunk and let out a BIG primal scream - his team was down 24!!
That's a Javale Mcgee move and he doesn't have that kinda talent IMO, otherwise he would have seen more than 19 NBA games in 2 seasons (0 assists).
If I remember correctly there was a rumor that he decided to leave early because he was struggling academically ,
And btw this site projected him no 1 in 2011 draft in January 2010 to be fair
dude has potential,but he look lost...even in a summer league game...hopefully some team will sign him and let him get some maturing in the dleague
He never wanted to play the style of basketball that best suited his ability. He wanted to be a face up PF like KG and not a shot blocking center.
He was in love with his 10-12 foot baseline fade-away that he made 15% of the time. It's one thing to play like KG, doing slick moves and shooting 15-18 footers when you have KG's skill, but when you're a career sub 50% FT shooter and blocked 5 shots a game in college, then you should probably try to be a little more like Mutombo.
Many borderline players can put up big numbers in the D-League, yet fail to make an imprint or make a roster in the NBA, but a red flag, for me, was Whiteside's inability to produce in the D-League. Dude could block a journey man's shot like there was no tomorrow, but he never averaged more than 8 points or 7 rebounds nor shot over 42% from the free throw line. He's just not an NBA player. He'd be going into his senior year at Marshall, he might have been after 4 years in college.