Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet?

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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#61 » by ferk » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:30 am

shangrila wrote:If you mean high risk, high reward then it depends on where he gets drafted. If Thabeet went 10th instead of 2nd he wouldn't be considered overrated or a bust. He'd be what he is, a raw big man that will take time to adapt.

Coincidentally I think Whiteside will be the same. Won't see much more then a role player from him the first few years, but when he gets it he'll be in the running for a MIP



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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#62 » by Marcus » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:40 pm

shangrila wrote:Coincidentally I think Whiteside will be the same. Won't see much more then a role player from him the first few years, but when he gets it he'll be in the running for a MIP


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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#63 » by Jazzfan12 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:48 pm

Whiteside was cut from the Lebanese basketball league last year.

He was not even role player quality before three weeks ago.
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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#64 » by ALL HAIL » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:26 pm

I don't trust him. He has a look in his eye that screams not all there.

I would never pay him big money over more than two years. He's been humbled, but he's not really "there" yet.
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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#65 » by skones » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:07 pm

ALL HAIL wrote:I don't trust him. He has a look in his eye that screams not all there.

I would never pay him big money over more than two years. He's been humbled, but he's not really "there" yet.


Because he's not all there. There were major maturity concerns going into the draft, and from what I've seen from him now, I see no reason to have those same concerns alleviated.
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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#66 » by Kabookalu » Sun Feb 1, 2015 1:49 pm

Jazzfan12 wrote:Whiteside was cut from the Lebanese basketball league last year.


Damn. If that doesn't spark a fire under you to change your attitude around, nothing will.
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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#67 » by Sgt P » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:06 pm

No!!!



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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#68 » by KingDavid » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:20 pm

This is so unprecedented. He went from a boneheaded scrub into a monster.
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Re: Is Hassan Whiteside a similar prospect to Thabeet? 

Post#69 » by dorkestra » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:23 pm

The unique thing is that it seems sustainable if he keeps his head cool. We've had Flip Murray and Jeremy Lin, but barring a mental breakdown (possible), I don't see why Whiteside can't keep this up.
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