September 28, 2019, 7:49 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside believes he will blossom as a passer in the Blazers offense.
For the past couple of weeks, Whiteside has been scrimmaging with his new teammates at the Blazers' practice facility. He said, 'There’s scrimmages we have where I have six, seven assists like that.' Whiteside only averaged 0.8 assists last season however if the Blazers use him like the Pistons used Andre Drummond a couple of seasons ago, he could certainly see a rise in assists. Drummond increased his assists average from 1.1 to 3.0, so the blueprint is there for Whiteside. With Jusuf Nurkic injured, the Blazers will need to lean on Whiteside at centre. Look for him to be picked up in the middle rounds of standard-league drafts.
Source: The Athletic