Whiteside Gaining Interest from NBA Teams
The Timberwolves’ search for an athletic, shot-blocking center brought free-agent Hassan Whiteside to Target Center on Thursday afternoon for a workout.
Whiteside, a 2010 second-round pick who was released by Sacramento in July, worked out with the Wolves watching for the second time in a week. Last week, they sent a scout to observe him at former NBA coach John Lucas’ gym workouts in Houston.
Whiteside has played 111 minutes in 19 NBA games the past two seasons. His development has been slowed partly by knee and ankle injuries, partly because he has been a thin prospect who so far hasn’t grasped the NBA game.
The Wolves have two roster spots available if they decide to carry the maximum 15 players. But they’re also nearly at their salary-cap limit, which means they can only offer a league minimum salary unless they trade a current player(s) and clear space to offer a free agent more than that.