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Utah Jazz | #21 | Center











7'0" | 265lb | 32 years

Player Bio


TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: Selected with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... Waived by the Sacramento Kings (7/16/12) ... Signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies (9/25/14) ... Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies (10/22/14) ... Signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies (11/19/14) ... Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies (11/20/14) ... Signed a contract with the Miami Heat (11/24/14) ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Miami Heat (7/7/16) ... As part of a 4-team trade, traded by the Miami Heat to the Portland Trail Blazers (07/06/19) ... Signed a contract with Sacramento (11/26/20). NBA HONORS/AWARDS: NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2016) ... NBA rebounding leader (2017) ... 2× NBA blocks leader (2016, 2020). NBA CAREER: In eight seasons with Portland, Miami and Sacramento, holds career averages of 13.7 ppg (58.2% FG, 32.0% 3-PT, 60.8% FT), 11.7 rpg, 2.42 bpg and 26.7 mpg in 410 games (320 starts) NBA Playoffs: In 15 games (all starts) over two postseason appearance with Miami, holds averages of 9.7 ppg (62.9% FG, 59.6% FT), 9.3 rpg, 2.27 bpg and 24.5 mpg 2019-20 (Portland): In 67 games (61 starts) with the Trail Blazers, averaged 15.5 points (62.1% FG, 57.1% 3-PT, 68.6% FT), 13.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.93 bpg and 30.0 mpg … Scored in double figures 55 times with 15 games of 20-plus points and two games of 30-plus points … Recorded 51 double-doubles, the second-most in the NBA and the fourth-most in a season in Trail Blazers history … Led Portland in scoring twice, rebounds 55 times, steals six times and blocks 52 times … Among league leaders, averaged the most blocks and third-most rebounds while leading the league in total offensive rebounds (258) … Ranked fourth in the league in field goal percentage … Averaged career highs in assists and offensive rebounds … Had eight games with 20-plus rebounds, marking a career high … Blocked at least five shots 14 times … Top Single-Game Performances: Set the franchise record for blocks in a game with 10 against Chicago on Nov. 29 … Scored a career-high 33 points (15-21 FG, 1-1 3-PT, 2-2 FT) to go with 11 rebounds and four blocks at Denver on Dec. 12 … Had 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks at Washington on Jan. 3 … Logged 23 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks at Phoenix on March 6 … Recorded 15 straight double-doubles from Nov. 19 to Dec. 23 and 14 consecutive double-doubles between Feb. 6 and March 10, marking the second and third-longest streaks in franchise history. 2018-19 (Miami): In 72 games (53 starts) with Miami, posted averages of 12.3 ppg (57.1% FG, 44.9% FT), 11.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.89 bpg and 23.3 mpg … Finished the season tied for sixth in the NBA in offensive rebounds (257), seventh in total blocks (136), seventh in blocks per game (1.89), ninth in rebounds per game (11.3), 10th in total rebounds (817), 11th in defensive rebounds (560) and 12th in field goal percentage (57.1%) … Led the Heat in free throws attempted, offensive, defensive and total rebounds, rebounds per game, blocks and double-doubles … Led the Heat in scoring 10 times, rebounds 50 times, blocks 48 times and steals 11 times … Scored in double figures 47 times, including eight games of 20-plus points … Grabbed double figure rebounds 45 times, including five games with at least 20 rebounds … Had 36 double-doubles, including three games with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds … Top Single-Game Performances: Tied his season high with 29 points (10-18 FG, 9-11 FT) to go with 20 rebounds and a season-high nine blocks against San Antonio on Nov. 7 … Scored 29 points again while shooting 14-of-19 from the field against Phoenix on Feb. 25 … Recorded 19 points, a season-high 24 rebounds and five blocks against Sacramento on Oct. 29 … Missed one game with a right knee injury, one game due to illness, three games with a left hip strain and four games due to personal reasons. 2017-18 (Miami): Started all 54 games in which he appeared for Miami, averaging 14.0 ppg (54.0% FG, 70.3% FT), 11.4 rpg, 1.74 bpg, 1.0 apg and 25.3 mpg … Ranked among NBA leaders in field goal percentage (15th), offensive rebounds (21st), total rebounds (21st) and defensive rebounds (22nd) … Led the Heat in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, double-doubles, and blocks for the fourth consecutive season … Led Miami in scoring 10 times, in rebounds 38 times, in blocks 34 times and in steals eight times … Scored in double figures 39 times, including 11 games with 20-plus points … Grabbed double figure rebounds 35 times, including three games with at least 20 rebounds … Posted 28 doubledoubles … Top Single-Game Performances: Opened the season with a 26-point, 22-reboiund effort at Orlando on Oct. 18 … Had season highs of 27 points and six blocks at Milwaukee on Jan. 17 … Sat out five games with a left knee contusion, 13 games with a left knee bone bruise, one game due to illness and nine games dealing with left hip pain. 2018 NBA Playoffs: In five games (all starts) in a first round series against Philadelphia, averaged 5.2 ppg (45.0% FG, 61.5% FT), 6.0 rpg, 1.20 bpg and 15.4 mpg. 2016-17 (Miami): Appeared in 77 games (all starts) for Miami, averaging 17.0 ppg (55.7% FG, 62.8% FT), 14.1 rpg, 2.09 bpg and 32.6 mpg … Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 19 … Set franchise single-season records for defensive rebounds, total rebounds, rebounds per game and double-doubles … Topped the NBA in rebounds per game and ranked among the league leaders in defensive rebounds (2nd), total rebounds (3rd), offensive rebounds per game (4th), blocks per game (4th), double-doubles (t-4th), offensive rebounds (6th) and field goal percentage (8th) … Became the first player in franchise history to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in the same season … Top Single-Game Performances: Topped Miami in points 24 times, in rebounds 75 times, in blocks 49 times, and steals nine times … Scored in double figures 66 times, including 28 games with at least 20 points and four games with 30-plus points … Had double-digit rebounds 66 times and amassed 58 double-doubles … Had 15 consecutive double-doubles from Feb. 25 to March 26 … Had at least 20 rebounds in seven games … Recorded five games of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds … Missed four games due to a right retinal contusion and one game with a sprained right ankle. 2015-16 (Miami): Appeared in 73 games (43 starts) for Miami, averaging 14.2 ppg (60.6% FG, 65.0% FT), 11.8 rpg, 3.68 bpg and 29.1 mpg … Named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team and finished third in voting for Defensive Player of the Year … Led the NBA in blocks and ranked among the league leaders in field goal percentage (3rd), total rebounds (3rd), rebounds per game (3rd), defensive rebounds per game (5th), offensive rebounds (t-7th), defensive rebounds (7th) and offensive rebounds per game (9th) … His 269 blocks were 92 more than the next highest player in the NBA and were the second-most in franchise history for a single season … Led Miami in field goal percentage, offensive, defensive and total rebounds and blocks … Led Miami in points 10 times, blocks 62 times, rebounds 55 times and steals 14 times … Scored in double figures 53 times, including 16 games with at least 20 points … Grabbed double figure rebounds 54 times … Had three games of 10- plus blocks … Posted a team-high 41 double-doubles … Recorded three triple-doubles … Became the second player in league history to shoot over 60.0% from the field and block at least 250 shots, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1979-80) … Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high 27 points vs. Brooklyn on March 28 … Recorded a season-high 23 rebounds against Washington on Feb. 20 … Blocked a seasonhigh 11 shots at Denver on Jan. 15 … Missed one game due to a sore right knee, one game with right knee tendinitis, six games with a strained left hip and one game due to suspension. 2016 NBA Playoffs: Started all 10 games for Miami in which he appeared, averaging 12.0 ppg (68.1% FG, 59.1% FT), 10.9 rpg, 2.80 bpg and 29.1 mpg … Missed four games due to injury … Led the Heat in field goal percentage, blocks, double-doubles, offensive rebounds and total rebounds … Scored in double figures seven times, including one 20 point performance … Posted six double-doubles … Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 21 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in his first career playoff game in the first round against Charlotte on April 17. 2014-15 (Miami): Split the season between Miami and Memphis, appearing in 48 games (32 starts), all with Miami, and posting averages of 11.8 ppg (62.8% FG, 50.0% FT), 10.0 rpg, 2.56 bpg and 23.8 mpg … Signed by the Heat on Nov. 24 after being waived by Memphis on Nov. 22 … Finished fourth in voting for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award … Set the Miami single-season record for field goal percentage … Led Miami in offensive, defensive and total rebounds, rebounds per game, field goal percentage, blocks and double-doubles … Led Miami in scoring seven times, rebounds and blocks 36 times each and steals four times … Scored in double figures on 34 occasions, including four games of 20-plus points … Grabbed double-figure rebounds 24 times, including four games with 20-plus rebounds … Logged 22 double-doubles and one triple-double … Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise-record 12 blocks in 24:37 of action at Chicago on Jan. 25, becoming the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double with blocks in less than 25 minutes of action since blocks became an official stat in 1973 … Had 16 points and 24 rebounds vs. Dallas on Jan. 30, including 14 rebounds in the first quarter … Recorded the first 20-point/20-rebound game of his career with 24 points and 20 rebounds at Minnesota on Feb. 4 … Recorded a career-high 25 rebounds against the L.A. Lakers on March 4 … Missed one game with a left toe injury, four games with a sprained right ankle, four games with a right hand laceration and one game due to an NBA-imposed suspension. 2011-12 (Sacramento): Played in 18 games for Sacramento, averaging 1.6 ppg (44.4% FG, 41.7% FT), 2.2 rpg, 0.83 bpg and 6.1 mpg … Led the Kings in rebounding once …Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high five points at Denver on March 5 … Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Houston on April 8 … Blocked a season-high three shots vs. Phoenix on April 3 … 2010-11 (Sacramento): Appeared in one game for Sacramento in his rookie season, going scoreless in 1:45 of action at Minnesota on Oct. 27 … Missed the final 37 games of the season after suffering a partial patellar tendon tear in his left knee on Jan. 31.


COLLEGE (MARSHALL, 2009-10): Played one season at Marshall University in 2009-10, averaging 13.2 ppg (52.4% FG, 58.8% FT), 8.9 rpg, 5.35 bpg and 26.1 mpg in 34 games (23 starts) … Was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year after setting school records for single-season and career blocks (182), leading the nation while finishing with the second-most blocks ever by a freshman and the fourth-highest single-season total in Division I history … His 182 blocks also set the Conference USA single-season record … Earned AP Honorable Mention and Sporting News Second-Team All-America honors … Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and All-Defensive Team and earned All C-USA Second Team honors … Recorded the First triple-double in Conference USA and Marshall history when he tallied 17 points, 14 rebounds and 11 blocked shots against Brecia on Dec. 16, 2009 … Led the NCAA with three triple-doubles.


PERSONAL: Full name is Hassan Niam Whiteside … Is the son of Hasson Arbubakrr and Debbie Whiteside … Has six brothers and three sisters … Has one son … His father played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as in the CFL … Is active in causes which bring awareness to autism and is inspired by his brother Nassan who is autistic … Traveled to Africa in the summer of 2018 to participate in the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa and played in the 2018 NBA Africa Game … Was hit by a car as a 10-year old, suffering a broken leg and requiring a defibrillator to be woken up after surgery.