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Hassan Whiteside has been a basketball nomad since he turned professional, never lasting in one place too long because either he wanted to leave or nobody wanted him to stay. Swingman John Stockton Jersey .Those days are long gone now.Sticking to his plan to decide quickly, Whitesides foray into free agency ended early Friday morning -- only a few hours after it formally began, with him accepting a four-year offer to stay with the Miami Heat. The deal as structured right now calls for Whiteside to earn $98 million, a person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be signed and finalized until at least July 7.Whiteside announced his decision on Snapchat and in a post on The Players Tribune. He then spent part of the rest of his day snapchatting images of himself talking to bison, birds and reindeer -- hey reindeer, Ill see you on Christmas, Whiteside said at one point in a video -- at a zoo, posing with a fan and enjoying ice cream.Ive played on eight teams since college -- from Reno to Sioux Falls to Sichuan, China, Whiteside wrote on Players Tribune. I am not ready for there to be a ninth. I have decided to re-sign with Miami. I just wanted to take this time to tell all the fans how much you mean to this team, and to me. Cant wait to get back to work and try to bring another championship to Miami.Hell be at work soon enough.Heat officials, theyre not waiting around.Heat President Pat Riley, managing general partner Micky Arison and team executive Alonzo Mourning are in the group that has a meeting with Kevin Durant on Sunday, presumably one of the last pitches Durant will hear before deciding whether or not to leave Oklahoma City. And Dwyane Wade remains on vacation in Spain awaiting to see how -- or if -- he figures into the Heat plans going forward, though he was among those who sent Whiteside congratulatory words on Friday.Big big congrats to (at)youngwhiteside, Wade tweeted Friday morning. Your dedication and hard work to the game has finally paid off.Wade ended his tweet with the hashtag, Caniborrow5dollars, a nod to the financial stratosphere Whiteside will soon enter.Whiteside made about $980,000 this season, a minimum salary for a player with his level of experience. Hell now become a maximum-salary guy, or at least close to that level.Regardless of what the final numbers will be, it is life-changing money after a breakout season. Whiteside averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots per game, finished third in the Defensive Player of the Year balloting and became a huge part of not just Miamis path to the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs but also the teams thinking going forward.I was really excited, Heat point guard Goran Dragic said in an interview from his native Slovenia. Im really looking forward to still playing with him and happy for him, happy for Miami, happy for the organization. And of course, were going to need him to be his best.Whitesides career path is well-known, taking him to less-than-glamorous leagues in Lebanon and China, stints in the NBA Development League and even getting cut from teams at that level.In the NBA, Sacramento and Memphis had time with Whiteside before he was signed by Miami in November 2014. Hes spent time on at least four different D-League rosters, plus the multiple stints in China and Lebanon. If anything, his count of being on eight teams since college seems to be forgetting a move or two along the way.Less than two years after coming to Miami, Whiteside has become one of the games most dominant centers -- and one of the highest-paid players in Miami franchise history.Part of that is simply because of the enormous jump in the salary cap this summer, but part of that is because of the potential the Heat see in Whiteside.On his Snapchat video announcing the decision, someone asks Whiteside, Hey cuz, where you gonna sign?Whiteside replies, Miami, -- as Will Smiths hit of the same name plays and the words Heatnation it is appear on the screen.Congrats to the big fella, Heat All-Star Chris Bosh wrote Friday on Twitter. Great to have you back bro!Dragic is hoping its just the start of what could be another dramatic offseason haul for the Heat.We want to re-sign D-Wade and if we have a chance to get Kevin Durant, that would be awesome, Dragic said. Our goal is to be better than last season. Of course, we need to have some luck, too. No injuries, and hopefully CB comes back too. Our goal is to win a championship together. Swingman Dante Exum Jersey . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Rudy Gobert Jersey . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. http://www.officialjazzproauthentic.com/Authentic-Karl-Malone-Jazz-Jersey/ . "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- When Daeshon Hall lined up as a freshman defensive end for Texas A&M in 2013, the 6-foot-6 former basketball player wasnt much of a threat, tipping the scales at just over 200 pounds.Four years and about 60 pounds later, Hall has morphed into a star for the eighth-ranked Aggies . And his performance in their win over South Carolina on Saturday when fellow defensive end and likely first-round draft pick Myles Garrett was out with a leg injury earned Hall SEC defensive lineman of the week honors.As the Aggies prepare to host No. 9 Tennessee in a matchup of unbeaten teams on Saturday, theyll need another big game from Hall, especially if Garrett sits out again. Coach Kevin Sumlin refused to give any information on Garretts health on Tuesday.Hall had two quarterback hits, six tackles, two sacks and 3 1/2 tackles for losses against the Gamecocks. His work left him with a team-leading 8 1/2 tackles for losses and his five sacks tie Garrett for the team lead.Sumlin said the key to Halls improvement comes down to the work hes put in to bulk up to a size appropriate for playing on the defensive line. He said Hall shouldnt have played as a freshman, but that it was a necessity because they didnt have anyone else to do it.Should have redshirted, but we had to play him, Sumlin said. Four years later all that experience is a big deal. Size is a big deal. Strength is a big deal. Hes a developmental player. Happy hes hung in there. Hes a tough guy. Last week he was fabulous.Hall shakes his head when aasked about how difficult it was to pack on the pounds. Swingman Gordon Hayward Jersey. .I ate a crazy amount of food, but I had a high metabolism so I would start off heavy but it would burn off, Hall said. This year Im doing a real good job of keeping and maintaining my weight.Hall made a big leap last season when he had a career-high seven sacks and 14 + tackles for losses, but as his weight dipped late in the season, there were again questions about his size. Hes aware that people have talked about his lanky frame since he arrived in College Station, and hopes his detractors see the work hes put in to become a force for Texas A&Ms defense.People can see that Im serious about it, he said. I was trying to change peoples mindset about things.Though Hall is often overshadowed by Garrett, who led the SEC with 12 1/2 sacks last season, he is a big reason why the Aggies lead the nation with 50 tackles for losses this season. But Hall deflected praise for his contribution, instead raving about the work of defensive coordinator John Chavis.He does a great job, Hall said. Its a pressure defense and coach Chavis always puts us in great position to make plays.He also shook off questions about whether it was nice not to play in the shadow of Garrett last week.Just try to play hard for Myles, play hard for everybody. ... If somebody goes down we feel like anybody thats behind us can play and take the spot, he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '