Hasheem Thabeet
Hasheem Thabeet
33-Year-Old CenterC
 Free Agent    
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Hasheem Thabeet in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $3.65 million contract with the Thunder in July of 2012. Traded to the 76ers in August of 2014. Waived by the 76ers in September of 2014.
Waived by Mad Ants
CFree Agent
January 17, 2020
The Mad Ants waived Thabeet on Thursday.
Thabeet hadn't played a major role with the club this season, though he did average 16.5 minutes in the nine games he appeared in. The 7-foot-3 center will now join the available player pool barring another team claiming him off waivers.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Expectations for the 7-3, 263 pound center were sky-high as the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, but it's safe to say Thabeet hasn't lived up the billing so far in his five-year NBA career. He played in only 23 games for the Thunder last season and logged eight minutes per contest, with paltry averages of 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds. He was traded to the Sixers in the offseason and is expected to be waived.
The second pick of the 2009 draft has not been able to translate his 7-3 frame into NBA productivity. He did have a few decent games for the Thunder (including a double-double in November), but he is only a fantasy asset in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Thabeet signed a two-year deal with the Thunder this offseason, his fourth team since being drafted second overall by the Grizzlies in 2009. In three seasons, he's continually seen his role diminish, but Thabeet is 7-3 and still only 25. If Kendrick Perkins, whose out through the preseason, isn't healthy, Thabeet could get extended minutes. In that case he could be a good source of blocks and rebounds. All he has to do to make that happen is beat out Cole Aldrich, no great feat.
Despite his excellent size (7-3, 263) and athleticism, the 2009 No. 2 overall pick is still a project. There's little doubt about his shot-blocking ability, but Thabeet is so raw offensively, it's hard to find minutes for him. Of course, if he turns the corner there, his upside is Dikembe Mutombo.
Perhaps there's some logic to taking underskilled big men early in the draft. If there is a logic, it's not immediately clear. While perhaps not as notable a flop as Darko Milicic, Thabeet displayed similar limitations to that other infamous No. 2 pick-most notably in his inability to warrant real playing time. As of now, Thabeet is a block machine (3.6 per 36 minutes), but a liability in almost every other capacity. He could improve with time, but center Marc Gasol, who averaged 35.7 minutes per game last year, is the better talent right now.
Many fans in Memphis clamored for one of the draft's elite guards, but the Grizzlies instead selected the big man out of Connecticut. Thabeet's game is defense; he averaged 4.5 blocks in his final collegiate season, and he changed many others that did not get recorded in the box score. Thabeet runs very well, and he can defend the perimeter as well as the post. Notice how we have not talked about his offense yet? There's a reason. His decencies on that side of the court, especially his post-up game, were his biggest knock coming out of school, and some analysts wonder whether his offensive game will ever develop. Thabeet will likely sit behind Marc Gasol at the five, but he should still be a resource for blocks and boards.
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Sidelined again Tuesday
CFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
January 8, 2020
Thabeet didn't play in Tuesday's G League loss to Wisconsin.
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Plays limited role in loss
CFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
December 11, 2019
Thabeet finished with two points (0-1 FG, 1-1 FT) and six rebounds over 14 minutes in Tuesday's G League loss to Lakeland.
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Logs 21 minutes in loss
CFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
November 24, 2019
Thabeet posted two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one block over 21 minutes in Friday's loss to Grand Rapids.
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Lands with Fort Wayne at 18th overall
CFort Wayne Mad Ants   G League (Pacers)
October 26, 2019
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants drafted Thabeet 18th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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Staging comeback
CFree Agent
September 3, 2019
Thabeet is scheduled to appear in five-on-five scrimmages with the Knicks this week and the Bucks the week after, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.
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