Hassan Whiteside has announced that he’s returning to Miami.
Whiteside made the announcement via Snapchat and through a post on The Player’s Tribune just hours after meeting with the Heat and Dallas Mavericks in New York.
“I’ve played on eight teams since college — from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China,” Whiteside wrote on Players Tribune. “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.”
A person close to the situation reportedly told the Associated Press that the deal will be a four-year contract for the max amount, roughly $98 million.
Whiteside averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots per game this past season.
— /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) July 1, 2016