Hassan Whiteside is trying to expand his offensive game.
With the Miami Heat losing Dwyane Wade in free agency to Chicago, there’s going to be a void left open on the offensive end. One way that Hassan Whiteside plans to help out on the offensive end is by improving his jump shooting and ball handling this offseason.
Also with questions over whether perennial All-Star, Chris Bosh, will play this season, if Whiteside were to expand his offensive game, it would be a welcome addition to the Miami Heat .
The 2016-2017 NBA season was Whiteside’s best season to date. The shot blocking center put up averages of nearly 14 points, 12 rebounds and a league-leading 3.7 blocks per game.
Though, the new $98 million dollar man still has plans on improving his game. With regards to improving his game next season, Whiteside said “Being able to dribble a lot more, [and] jumpers. Still post work. I want to get the rebound and push it in transition. I’m not trying to say I’m going to be Goran Dragić or anything, but I just feel like a couple dribbles up the court could help speed up our offense.”
If Whiteside were to expand his range it would be another weapon to Miami’s offensive attack but it would most likely lower Whiteside’s field goal percentage. Whiteside was a player last season that was third in the league in field goal percentage, shooting 61 percent from the field. As he’s a player that rarely scores outside of the paint offensively.
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