Sources on @TheVertical. Dallas Mavericks emerging as a frontrunner for Miami free agent center Hassan Whiteside. Heat's lost ground on him.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
Earlier reports claimed that Whiteside has narrowed his choices to Miami, Dallas, and the Portland Trail Blazers, all of whom have been rumored to have meetings with him as the NBA Free Agency period opens at midnight, Eastern Time tonight. One rumor said that Miami was "scrambling" to meet with him. Another claimed the Blazers had an early meeting with him.
After averaging 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks per game last season for the Heat, Whiteside is expected to be one of the most coveted free agents of the July signing period.