Hassan Whiteside To Make Decision in Morning

Hassan Whiteside To Make Decision in Morning
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Hassan Whiteside is currently being heavily pursued by three teams: The Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks (who he has already met with in New York) and his current team, the Miami Heat. According to his Snapchat, Whiteside expects to make his free agency decision "soon." The Trail Blazers have yet to meet with Whiteside, who was seemingly leaning heavily towards going to Dallas. The Trail Blazers seem to be the odd-team out as Whiteside has stated that he will make his decision this morning (morning of July 1st, 2016 for those not reading on this day). The Heat, league sources have informed The Vertical, however, have climbed back into the race and narrowed the deficit between themselves and Dallas. Miami had a meeting with Whiteside roughly 30 minutes ago and reportedly swung the momentum in their favor hard. You might say that the ball is in Whiteside's court. The Mavericks are not concerned about the supposed risks that Whiteside brings with him. Cuban and company are confident that they have players on their staff that can be positive influences for Whiteside (Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and JJ Barea are most notable). After he meets with Portland, expect Whiteside to come to a decision rather quickly.