Hassan Whiteside’s journey to the NBA is one of the best. Having played elsewhere for so long, to finally reach the NBA is fantastic. Whiteside cashed in this summer on a deal worth nearly $100 million. Ahead of tonight’s showdown with the Clippers, Whiteside took offense to all the comparisons to DeAndre Jordan.
From the Miami Herald: “He catches lobs. I shoot jumpers, catch lobs, block shots. I do a lot. He just catches lobs.”
Whiteside also pointed out that Jordan plays with one of the great point guards in Chris Paul. “[Jordan’s] got CP3 as a point guard—a great North Carolina point guard, I’d like to add.”
Whiteside this year: 17.6 PPG, 14.7 RPG, 2.3 BLK
Jordan this year: 11.7 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 1.8 BLK
Safe to say tonight’s game between the two big men will be fun.