Hassan Whiteside, a rookie out of Marshall, appeared in only one game during the 2010-11 season. He saw 1:45 of action in the Kings' season-opener against Minnesota, finishing scoreless with two fouls. Whiteside also appeared in 14 games for the D-League Reno Bighorns. While in Reno, the big centered averaged 4.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per D-League contest. Whiteside was inactive for much of the NBA season before hitting the shelf with a torn patellar tendon in late-January. The injury ultimately kept Whiteside out for Sacramento's final 37 contests.2011
Hassan Whiteside appeared in 18 games for the Sacramento Kings, averaging 1.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over 6.1 minutes per contest. He made his first appearance of the season on Feb. 15 against the Knicks, playing four minutes and blocking one shot. He scored a season-high five points, to go with seven boards and two blocks, in a loss to Denver on March 5. Whiteside pulled down 10 rebounds against the Rockets on April 8. He notched a season-high three blocks against Phoenix on Apr. 3. Whiteside's Kings finished the season with a record of 22-44 and missed the post-season.2012
Hassan Whiteside did not play in the NBA during the 2012-13. In December of 2012, the big center was acquired by the D-League Sioux Falls Skyforce. He played in seven games for the Skyforce and averaged 10.3 points, 7.7 boards and 1.4 blocks over 16.4 minutes per D-League game. On Jan. 4, Whiteside was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, also of the D-League. He left the Rio Grande Valley before their playoff games and joined Lebanese club Amchit Club in late April. After three May games for Amchit, Whiteside left Lebanon and joined the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese NBL. Whiteside played in 28 games for the Blue Whales and blocked 5.1 shots per NBL contest.2013
Hassan Whiteside did not play in the NBA during the 2013-14 season. In November of 2013, Whiteside signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli in Lebanon. Last year, Whiteside had played three games of professional ball in Lebanon before moving on to China, so the 2013 signing was not surprising. In April of 2014, the big center was released by Tripoli and returned to China NBL ball. Whiteside signed on with Chinese NBL team Jiangsu Tongxi, where he averaged 29.6 points, 16.4 boards, 1.3 dimes and 4.3 blocks per game over 17 games.2014
Making his return to the NBA for the first time since 2012, Hassan Whiteside began the season in Memphis. However, he did not appear in a game for the Grizzlies and was waived on Nov. 20. Four days later, he signed with the Miami Heat and went on to appear in 48 games, making 32 starts and averaging a career-high 23.8 minutes per game. Whiteside averaged a double-double for the first time in his career, putting up 11.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while adding 2.6 blocks per contest. He led the team in offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, in addition to field goal percentage, blocks and double-doubles. Whiteside had 34 double-digit scoring games, and he reached double-figures in rebounding 24 times. Against Chicago on Jan. 25, Whiteside made history by becoming the first player in NBA history to have a triple-double with blocks in less than 25 minutes of action. He finished the game with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in just under 25 minutes. Whiteside reached 20 rebounds on four occasions, including a 24-point, 20-rebound effort against Minnesota on Feb. 4. Whiteside went 12-of-13 from the floor in that contest. At season's end, Whiteside finished fourth in voting for the Most Improved Player Award.2015
In his second season in Miami, Whiteside played in a career-high 73 games, further establishing himself as an effective big man for the Heat. The Marshall product started 43 of those games and played a career-high 29.1 minutes per night. Whiteside averaged a double-double for the second straight season with 14.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. The 26-year-old did all of his damage from inside the arc, as he did not attempt a single three-pointer all year. Whiteside shot an efficient 60.6 percent from the field, marking the second straight year he eclipsed the 60.0 percent threshold from the floor. He scored a season-high 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting in a win over Brooklyn on March 28. Whiteside had two 26-point tallies, and he also notched 25 points on three other occasions. The rebounding machine grabbed a season-high 23 boards in a win over Washington on Feb. 20. Whiteside had 14 other games with at least 15 rebounds. The big man also set a new career-high with 3.7 blocks per game and led the league with 269 total blocks. Whiteside swatted a season-high 11 shots against Denver on Jan. 15. He had two other games with 10 blocks, making him one of the most disruptive defenders across the NBA.2016
Whiteside took his game to new heights during the 2016-2017 campaign, his third with the Miami Heat. Whiteside started 77 games, a career-high mark. He set career highs in points (17.0) and rebounds (14.1). In fact, Whiteside led the entire NBA in rebounding. Whiteside collected 58 double-doubles during the season, which was fourth in the league. He scored a career-high 32 points against Orlando on Dec. 20. He snatched a career-best 25 rebounds against Atlanta on Nov. 15. Whiteside accumulated at least 20 rebounds on seven different occasions during the year. He also finished eighth in the NBA in field-goal percentage, hitting 57.7 percent of his shots from the floor. He swatted 2.1 shots per tilt, which was fourth in the league. Whiteside finished tied for fifth in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year.2017
Whiteside is one of the NBA's premier rebounders, and the 2017-18 campaign served as the latest example of his prowess on the boards. He averaged a double-double (14.0 points, 11.4 rebounds) for a fourth straight season. In fact, Whiteside posted a double-double in more than half (28) of his 54 appearances. A threat for a monster rebounding total every time he steps on the floor, Whiteside finished with at least 15 rebounds on 11 different occasions. He had three games in which he posted 20-plus rebounds. His season high was a 22-rebound effort in a win over Orlando on Oct. 17. In addition to his work on the glass, Whiteside continued to be an efficient offensive player, posting a success rate from the floor of over 50.0 percent for a fourth straight season. Over the course of a seven-game stretch in January, Whiteside racked up a whopping 26 blocks. Whiteside posted a six-block game against Milwaukee on Jan. 17 and finished with at least three rejections on 14 separate occasions overall.2018
In his fifth season with the Miami Heat, Whiteside started 53 of the 72 games in which he appeared. He averaged a double-double (12.3 PPG; 11.3 RPG) while playing 23.3 minutes per game. It was Whiteside's fifth consecutive season averaging a double-double. The 7-foot center also averaged 1.9 blocks per game, up from 1.7 per game in 2017-18. Whiteside recorded 36 double-doubles and three games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. His best game of the season came on Nov. 7 against San Antonio, when he posted season-highs in points (29) and blocks (nine), while also grabbing 20 rebounds. That incredible performance began a stretch of six consecutive double-doubles. During that run, Whiteside averaged 15.7 points, 15.3 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game. In February, the athletic big man had another stretch of five consecutive double-doubles. On Oct. 29 against the Kings, Whiteside grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds -- the second-highest total of his career. On Nov. 20 against Brooklyn, Whiteside hauled in a career-best 11 offensive rebounds. Whiteside finished the season ranked 10th in total rebounds, sixth in offensive rebounds, 11th in defensive rebounds, seventh in blocks, and 12th in field goal percentage.
June 24, 2010Drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
July 16, 2012Waived by the Sacramento Kings.
September 25, 2014Signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies
October 22, 2014Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies.
November 19, 2014Signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies
November 20, 2014Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies.
November 24, 2014Signed a contract with the Miami Heat
July 7, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the Miami Heat
July 6, 2019As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Miami Heat to the Portland Trail Blazers; the Los Angeles Clippers traded cash to the Miami Heat; the Miami Heat traded a 2023 1st round draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Miami Heat traded Josh Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Philadelphia 76ers traded Mathias Lessort to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Philadelphia 76ers traded Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat; the Portland Trail Blazers traded Maurice Harkless to the Los Angeles Clippers; the Portland Trail Blazers traded Meyers Leonard to the Miami Heat.