Hassan Whiteside just announced this morning, via The Players Tribune, that he will be staying with the Miami Heat. The deal is expected to be a max contract considering the Mavericks were ready to throw whatever at Whiteside to make him come to Dallas. The deal will also likely keep Dwyane Wade in South Beach as well.


Wade was possibly looking at a Heat team without Whiteside and potentially without Chris Bosh and things were staring to look bleak in Miami. Pat Riley was able to convince his center to stay in town, which will keep Wade happy.

In his letter on The Players Tribune, Whiteside kept it pretty simple.

I’ve played on eight teams since college — from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China.

I am not ready for there to be a ninth.

I have decided to re-sign with Miami. I just wanted to take this time to tell all the fans how much you mean to this team, and to me.

Can’t wait to get back to work and try to bring another championship to Miami. #HeatNation

The details of the deal will be announced shortly but like I mentioned earlier, expect it to be a max contract.