Hassan Whiteside picks up his player option

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The Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside has reportedly exercised his $27.1 million player option to remain with the Heat for the 2019-20 season.

Last season, the 30-year-old averaged 12.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 0.8 assists, while shooting at 57.1 percent from the field.