“He’s (Hassan Whiteside) our No.1 priority, a game changer,” Riley said. “I don’t think he’s even reached his ceiling.”
The question becomes the Heat’s ceiling with their salary-cap space, with Whiteside eligible for a contract starting in the $22 million range for next season.
“I want to build a team that can win and he’s got to be part of that,” Riley said. “I really believe it’s important for him to be a part of that. Now, when you get to the other part of negotiations, then you find out how much he wants to win, too.”
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Marcus Smart to Undergo Surgery on Thumb, May Return for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN