Hassan Whiteside has struggled to block everything in the past (which sometimes left him out of position to optimally defend and grab defensive rebounds).
He did the exact opposite at a play last night.
Whiteside didn’t try to block a shot at all. Despite standing just under the basket.
In Jazz’s loss to the Pistons, Whiteside threw a reckless backcourt pass intercepted by Hamidou Diallo. Whiteside let his guard down and signaled “my bad”… while Diallo drove for a dunk as Whiteside stood by the rim, looking helpless.
Cherry on the cake: Whiteside’s second “bad” gesture after this goof.