Michael Lee covers the NBA for The Athletic. He joined me on the radio show on Monday to talk about the Trail Blazers trade for Hassan Whiteside.
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Portland traded Meyers Leonard and Moe Harkless for Whiteside who played in Miami. 19659004] Said Lee: "They get a really good rebounder, they get a guy to be focused, need to be in an environment where much is asked of him. One of the things that happened in Miami … sometimes he goes lost …. he must be highly motivated. "
At Whiteside fighting in Miami: " The problem with him is either lack of focus and he is incompatible with his energy. "
At Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum with Whiteside: "They'll complement their game in a way that the players at Heat didn't."
At NBA's free agent market: "It's bonkers for one. It's really one of the wildest we've seen. There's so much player movement. But it's not necessarily congruent "It doesn't add. It's as if they are making moves with another feature in mind."
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