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Hassan Whiteside becomes first player to ever go from minimum to maximum salary in one year

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What an accomplishement for the once-journeyman center!

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Hassan Whiteside, who recently re-signed with the Miami Heat for a four year maximum contract, has made history. Never before has a player made the minimum one season, and then jumped to the max the next. It's pretty astounding when you think about it and really shows how hungry the NBA market was for Whiteside's services.

This for a player who once was forced to play overseas just to extend his professional career. Congrats Hassan!

(h/t Dan Feldman)