Four teams expected to trade for reportedly available Hassan Whiteside
— J.B. Baruelo (@jbtheapprentice) January 11, 2017
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Aside from Kevin Durant, Whiteside became one of the top free agency targets of the Lakers. They headed into the recent offseason looking for a quality center to replace Roy Hibbert. Unfortunately, the Lakers failed to even have an appointment and targeted Timofey Mozgov.
The Lakers have a plethora of trade assets the Heat need to rebuild the team. Whiteside’s four-year, $98 million contract looks enticing for the Lakers as well. Since Kobe Bryant retired, they continue to find his replacement. Whiteside will undeniably be a great fit for the role.