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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
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Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.
Whiteside was able to practice on Tuesday and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he was encouraged by how the big man looked, so it's likely we'll see him on the court against the Spurs. Check back to make sure he's active for Tuesday, but Whiteside should be started as long as he's in the Heat lineup. Feb 9 - 11:27 AM

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Despite not practicing on Monday, Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

Although Whiteside's ankle swelled on him overnight, Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside is okay and "could play big minutes tomorrow." It's unclear if that's Spo's way of hinting that Whiteside will be back in the first five, but Amare Stoudemire is tentatively expected to stick in the starting lineup for now. Either way, Whiteside should be active on all fantasy rosters.
Feb 8 - 1:58 PM

Hassan Whiteside said he's "done" talking to Erik Spoelstra about his fourth quarter playing time.

"I’m done talking to Coach about it," he said. "I have nothing else– We’ve talked about it so many times, ain’t no reason to keep talking to him about it. I’m just gonna play." While Spo said the "offense needed a little bit of a punch" on Sunday in explaining Whiteside's crunchtime benching, this has been a theme throughout the season. The coach did admit that Whiteside's ankle tweak was part of the big man sitting, but the big man said he was "fine" and it seemed like a convenient excuse for Spoelstra. Regardless of when his minutes are coming or whether or not he's starting, Whiteside should be locked into all lineups.
Feb 8 - 10:06 AM

Hassan Whiteside put up 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, but failed to record a block for the first time since January 8.

Whiteside again spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench, as head coach Erik Spoelstra elected to go small, and he said after the game that while it was "a little surprising," there's nothing he can do about it. Hassan did suffer a minor left ankle tweak during the game, but that was not the reason he spent the fourth quarter on the sidelines, and he said during his post-game interview that he's "fine," and he could have played through the injury. For now, we'll consider him probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.
Feb 7 - 5:52 PM

Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

The Heat have won two straight games with Whiteside coming off the bench, so they don't feel the need to make any changes yet. Amare Stoudemire will continue to start, but he's better suited for deeper leagues. Whiteside is coming off a triple-double with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 blocks, so he belongs in all fantasy lineups no matter what.
Feb 7 - 12:22 PM

Hassan Whiteside put up his third triple-double with blocks of the season during a 98-95 win over the Hornets on Friday, finishing with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 blocks in 27 minutes.

"I'm different, simple as that," Whiteside said. Yes, he is. He's the only player to record multiple triple-doubles with blocks off the bench in his career, and he's had four trip-dubs with blocks in his career while nobody else in the NBA has any in the last three seasons. It's safe to say Whiteside is healthy.
Feb 5 - 11:13 PM

Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Friday vs. the Hornets.

Coach Erik Spoelstra declined to comment if this would be a permanent move, but the Heat are likely just being cautious with the oft-injured big man. Whiteside played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, piling up 10 points with nine rebounds, one steal and five blocks. Whether he starts or not, Whiteside is a must-start player. As for Amare Stoudemire, he could continue to have some value in deeper leagues moving forward, but he will have to stay healthy.
Feb 5 - 12:05 PM

Hassan Whiteside (oblique) played with extra padding on Wednesday and said he felt fine after the game.

Whiteside only played 17 minutes on Wednesday, but was able to put up 10 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and five blocks in limited action. "It's weird, but it's ok. I can still dunk on people," Whiteside said of the extra padding. Whiteside is still getting over his injury, but his stat line from Wednesday shows he's a must-start player as long as he's on the court.
Feb 4 - 9:58 AM

Hassan Whiteside returned from an oblique injury on Wednesday and hit 5-of-5 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal and five blocks in just 17 minutes off the bench.

Wow. That's quite a stat line for just 17 minutes of action and it's time to get him back into your lineup ASAP. He missed his previous six games due to the injury, and most of a seventh, so tonight's line was great to see, especially considering the low minutes.
Feb 3 - 11:56 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip) is warming up with the intention to play against the Mavs.

If he can give it a go, he will likely come off the bench. Whiteside will likely have his minutes monitored, as well. His return would also mean less burn for Amare Stoudemire and most of the wings.
Feb 3 - 7:05 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavs.

Whiteside said on Tuesday that he's no longer experiencing pain in his hip, so perhaps he's able to get back on the floor tonight. For what it's worth, the Heat are currently listing Amare Stoudemire as a starter, although the game notes (particularly out of Miami) tend to be unreliable. Check back for another update on Hassan closer to Wednesday's tip.
Feb 3 - 1:05 PM

The pain in Hassan Whiteside's hip has subsided, and he reportedly looked "fluid" while going through some 3-on-3 work during a recent practice.

Whiteside won't play Tuesday vs. the Rockets, but he's progressing well, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Wednesday's game in Dallas. With Whiteside out vs. the Rockets, look for Justise Winslow to pick up some extra minutes with Amare Stoudemire filling in as the starting power forward. Loul Deng will also see some more touches on offense sans Whiteside.
Feb 2 - 3:22 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip) will miss Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

Whiteside was able to make the trip to Houston with the Rockets, but will be unable to suit up on Tuesday night. With Dwight Howard suspended, the Heat will likely go small against the Rockets, so we could see some more of Justise Winslow filling in for Whiteside along with starter Amare Stoudemire.
Feb 2 - 12:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip) is listed as questionable against the Rockets on Tuesday.

The Heat are listing a lot of players questionable, so this doesn't mean much. If he goes through shootaround on Tuesday, that would speak louder volumes than this. For now, expect Whiteside to sit while Amare Stoudemire starts again.
Feb 1 - 4:55 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip), who is not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, is without an official timetable to return.

Whiteside still can't make it through a full practice, so the day-to-day tag is a little misleading. He's missed five straight games, and there is good reason to believe Whiteside is doubtful for Miami's back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, the Heat play on both Friday and Sunday to wrap up a four-game week. Amare Stoudemire should continue to start so long as Whiteside is sidelined, but Miami will also utilize small-ball lineups more often.
Feb 1 - 12:03 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Beno Udrih
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Gerald Green
3Josh Richardson
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Jarnell Stokes
4Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Amare Stoudemire
3Chris Andersen