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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Hassan Whiteside (left knee bone bruise) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.
Back on November 30th, the Heat announced that Whiteside would miss 1-2 weeks with the injury. This Thursday will mark two weeks since that pronouncement. We should expect an update from the team shortly regarding his status for the rest of the week. Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo will continue to divvy up minutes at center for Miami. Dec 12 - 5:11 PM

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Hassan Whiteside (left knee bone bruise) has been ruled out for Miami's upcoming three-game road trip.

Whiteside will be spending the next 1-2 weeks on the sidelines as he rehabs the bone bruise in his left knee, and he's hinted that his absence could extend beyond that as he himself said he won't be coming back until he's "totally 100 percent." With Whiteside out, Bam Adebayo will start at the five-spot and there will be more minutes for Kelly Olynyk, while Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson and Goran Dragic will be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) said he won't play again until his knee is "totally healed" and will wait until he is "totally 100 percent."

Whiteside had an MRI on Thursday which revealed a second bone bruise. "I’m frustrated by it," Whiteside said. "But I’m not missing months. I’m not missing a significant amount of time. It could be worse. You’ve got guys missing a year plus out there." Asked a realistic target for a return, he said: "Only time will tell. Hopefully, next couple weeks I can just rest and get healthy. Maybe trying to play through it could have had an effect on it." Bam Adebayo will start at center in Whiteside’s absence. Kelly Olynyk will also likely see an uptick in minutes.
Dec 1 - 1:06 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will begin rehab due to a left knee bone bruise and the process will be over the next 1-2 weeks.

The rehab process will include a strength and conditioning program. Clearly, the Heat are concerned after Whiteside said his knee is a serious problem, and they have to get him right. He's only played in 15 games this season because of this nagging knee issue and he hurt it again on Nov. 22, but hopefully the time off gets him right. It should be Bam Adebayo starting and he could be worth a look in deeper leagues. Kelly Olynyk also benefits and is worth a long look.
Nov 30 - 6:53 PM

Hassan Whiteside (sore left knee) is listed as out for Friday’s home game against the Hornets.

It makes sense after Whiteside called his knee a serious issue and that the team needs to get to the bottom of it. On the other hand, coach Erik Spoelstra downplayed Whiteside's injury and said he didn't play more because of a back-to-back set. There's a chance he misses multiple games because his knee has likely been bothering him since the opening game. If he's out, Bam Adebayo should start again while Kelly Olynyk benefits as well.
Nov 30 - 5:31 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) said his knee is a serious issue, and the Heat medical staff needs to get to bottom of his ongoing pain.

This is the opposite of what coach Erik Spoelstra said with the coach saying the main reason Whiteside isn't playing today is because of the back-to-back set. It's tough to spin this quote positively and perhaps Whiteside needs to miss more time. If you're in a deep league, it's not a bad idea to add Bam Adebayo because he may have a handful of starts headed his way. Kelly Olynyk will also see more playing time.
Nov 29 - 6:31 PM

Hassan Whiteside (left knee soreness) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

This knee soreness continues to be a problem and it's not a big surprise Whiteside is going to sit out on the second half of a back-to-back set. He was benched in the first half on Tuesday, but did play big minutes in the third quarter in a loss to the Cavs. With him out, Bam Adebayo will get a chance to build off his terrific 19-point game on Tuesday. Bam, Kelly Olynyk and other frontcourt players figure to benefit the most.
Nov 29 - 2:34 PM

Hassan Whiteside played just 19 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Cavaliers, but still managed to double-double with 11 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a block.

The Heat fell behind by 30 points early and Erik Spoelstra rolled with the guys who got him back into the game after LeBron James was ejected. Yes, Whiteside was a bit disappointing tonight, but with just 19 minutes of run, owners should probably be thanking their lucky stars for the double-double, steals and block.
Nov 28 - 10:00 PM

Hassan Whiteside and Erik Spoelstra both said that Whiteside's sore left knee wasn't the reason for his absence in the final 16 minutes of Sunday's game.

Whiteside was on the bench with a heat pad on his knee, but he downplayed the situation, saying, "I was just keeping it warm so if coach needs me I’m ready ... That day of rest [Saturday] really helped." Spoelstra said it was a situational decision to roll with his reserves: "I wasn’t going to change [the lineup in the fourth quarter] ... It was the most consistent basketball we played all game." Whiteside's owners can't be happy to see him benched in favor of Kelly Olynyk, but it's good news that his troublesome left knee wasn't the primary factor here. As a simple precaution, we'll still consider him questionable for Tuesday.
Nov 26 - 8:40 PM

Hassan Whiteside (left knee) sat out the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's game, which he finished with 11 points on 5-of-11 FGs, 10 rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

Whiteside was two steps slow tonight and he received treatment while on the bench, so Miami closed the game with Kelly Olynyk playing center. Whiteside did miss five games in October with a bone bruise in his left knee, and we're putting him back on the injury report. Miami gets a day off before back-to-back games on Tuesday (at Cleveland) and Wednesday (at New York) -- if Whiteside does miss time, expect Olynyk and Bam Adebayo to pick up the slack.
Nov 26 - 6:48 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) said he will play Sunday vs. the Bulls.

Whiteside got through his pregame routine just fine, so he should be out there tonight without any sort of restrictions. Feel free to fire him up, as Whiteside has a history of putting up monster stat lines against the guys in Chicago.
Nov 26 - 2:32 PM

Hassan Whiteside (left knee soreness) is warming up with the intention to play Sunday vs. Chicago.

Whiteside sat out Saturday's practice with the knee issue, but that move seemed to be more precautionary than anything else, and owners can expect official confirmation on his status once he gets through his pregame routine. Stay tuned.
Nov 26 - 2:05 PM

Hassan Whiteside (left knee soreness) did not participate in Saturday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game vs the Bulls.

The good news is he is expected to play and is traveling. This is the same left knee that kept him out for five games at the end of October. Whiteside seemed to be in a good mood at the end of Friday's game, and maybe he's just been playing through some discomfort this month. The Heat do not have a back-to-back on Sunday, but they do have one coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday. If he can't go, Kelly Olynyk will benefit most as coach Erik Spoelstra mixes and matches his way with other forwards.
Nov 25 - 3:47 PM

Hassan Whiteside played 24 minutes vs. the Wolves on Friday, but he still racked up 16 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

Whiteside made 6-of-8 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs without a single turnover, and his minutes were down partly because Miami was torching the Wolves with shooter-heavy lineups (19-of-39 from deep). He's posting top-20 value in category leagues despite playing just 28.2 minutes per game, and that's starting to look like his floor this season. If his minutes creep toward last year's 32.6 minutes per game, owners will be in for a fun ride.
Nov 24 - 11:20 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored just eight points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Boston, but he chipped in 10 rebounds while blocking two shots in 28 minutes.

One of Whiteside's makes was a crucial tip-in late in the game, and the boards and blocks help salvage it for fantasy purposes. Boston has been the toughest team for opposing centers this season, after all, so we're not worried about one quiet scoring night. He should fare better vs. the Wolves on Friday.
Nov 22 - 11:14 PM

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SF1Josh Richardson
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PF1Justise Winslow
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C1Hassan Whiteside
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