With no roster depth at center, the Washington Wizards agreed Saturday to pay Ian Mahinmi $64 million over four years, according to a person familiar with the deal.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NBA free agents are not allowed to sign contracts until next Thursday.Mahinmis Twitter account had a message directed at the Wizards account, saying: lets goooo.The Washington Post first reported the terms of the contract.The agreement came shortly after another player Washington reportedly was hoping to sign, Al Horford, chose to join the Boston Celtics.Mahinmi should be able to provide defense and rebounding for the Wizards. He is a 6-foot-11, 250-pound center who averaged career highs of 9.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and about 25 minutes in 71 games, all starts, for the Indiana Pacers last season.The 29-year-old Mahinmi, who is from France, was drafted in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs in 2005 and made his NBA debut in the 2007-08 season. For his career, he has averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in less than 17 minutes.Mahinmi is the first new player added to the Wizards since the start of free agency, although they did agree Friday to a $128 million, five-year contract that will keep shooting guard Bradley Beal with the team. Beal, who teams with John Wall to give Washington a dynamic backcourt, was a restricted free agent.Washington had made sure to clear plenty of cap space heading into this offseason, and even after the contracts for Beal and Mahinmi, the team only has seven players signed. 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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.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 made his announcement Friday on Snapchat and through a post on The Players Tribune, a few hours after he met with the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in New York to hear their sales pitches. He went into those meetings leaning toward the Heat, and apparently emerged even more convinced that staying with the franchise that helped him resuscitate his career was the best move.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.It is life-changing money after a breakout season. Whiteside will be signing a contract worth roughly 100 times more than what he made this past season, when he averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and a league-best 3.7 blocked shots per game. His 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.Wade ended his tweet with the hashtag, Caniborrow5dollars, a nod to the financial stratosphere Whiteside will soon enter.The Heat signed him in November 2014, and less than two years later Whiteside has become one of the games most dominant centers -- and one of the highest-paid players in Miami franchise history.Whiteside made about $980,000 this season, a minimum salary for a player with his level of eexperience.dddddddddddd. 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 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.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. What he did this past season left such an impression on Heat President Pat Riley that the nine-time NBA champion went into this summer stating publicly that keeping Whiteside was Miamis No. 1 priority.If that truly was the case, especially given the uncertainty over Chris Boshs status going forward because of how his last two seasons ended early due to blood clots, then keeping Wade had to be priority No. 1A. It took a $20 million deal for the Heat to keep Wade this past season, and negotiations on a new deal havent gone particularly well so far.But Whiteside is staying and made his announcement with flair.On his Snapchat video, someone asks Whiteside, Hey cuz, where you gonna sign?Whiteside replies, Miami, -- as Will Smiths hit Welcome to Miami plays and the words Heatnation it is appear on the screen.Congrats to the big fella, Bosh wrote Friday on Twitter. Great to have you back bro!For the Mavericks, its the second consecutive year where they fell short on the chase for a marquee center.Dallas had a commitment from DeAndre Jordan last summer, in what seemed like a huge move for the Mavs before it turned into a peculiar farce. In the days between that non-binding verbal agreement being reached and the end of the leagues summer moratorium on player movement -- meaning when a contract could actually be signed -- Jordan had a change of heart and decided to return to the Los Angeles Clippers.And the Heat are far from done in the free agency chases; they remain scheduled to sit down with Kevin Durant on Sunday. ' ' '
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