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Hassan Whiteside | Center

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall

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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said the team doesn't expect Hassan Whiteside to be Hakeem Olajuwon.
In addition to saying that he doesn't expect Whiteside to play as well as one of the best centers in the history of the NBA, Spoelstra added that the team isn't trying to put too much burden on Whiteside in the post. The 25-year-old is now averaging 12.8 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks over his last 10 games and needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues whether he's The Dream or not. Jan 29 - 12:45 PM

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Hassan Whiteside started Tuesday's game with Chris Anderson (elbow) unavailable, scoring 16 points with 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal and zero blocks in a season-high 36 minutes.

He received some amusing 'MVP' chants from the adoring home crowd and continues to make his mark on the NBA after years of obscurity, making Whiteside one of the best stories in the league this season. Miami is firmly committed to his season-long development and fantasy owners have to be thrilled with his playing time tonight -- unlike some other young centers like Jusuf Nurkic, Whiteside could temper his fouls enough to hold down heavy minutes.
Jan 27 - 10:27 PM

Hassan Whiteside is expected to replace Chris Andersen (elbow, back) in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

Whiteside is coming off a massive tripe-double from Sunday, and he'll look to keep the momentum going with a favorable matchup against the Bucks on Tuesday. Make sure you have him active, and give him a look if you're playing in any daily leagues.
Jan 27 - 6:02 PM

Hassan Whiteside put up a magnificent triple-double on Sunday, racking up 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 blocks over just 26.6 minutes of action.

The 12 blocks were not only an NBA season-high, but also a single-game franchise setting record in Miami. When speaking after the game, Whiteside joked: "I’m just trying to get my NBA2K rating up." While that will likely go up, his ownership in fantasy leagues is also due for a huge increase (currently 48 percent owned in Yahoo! leagues) so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire.
Jan 25 - 3:32 PM

Hassan Whiteside will play against the Bulls on Sunday.

He did say his ankle was at 90 percent, but he has simply been too good to keep out of lineups. We will let you know how his ankle holds up after the game. Chris Andersen's value takes a big hit with this news and can be dropped in most leagues.
Jan 25 - 12:03 PM

Hassan Whiteside (ankle) was spotted warming up prior to Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

While he is hoping to play, we probably won't know his status until closer to tip-off so his owners will need to stay on alert for updates. With his upside in boards and blocks, Whiteside has emerged as a solid fantasy asset and is worth owning in all standard leagues even if does see a little more time on the sidelines. If he can't go, expect Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem to fill the void.
Jan 25 - 11:37 AM

Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is not expected to play against the Pacers on Friday.

He tried to warmup and the Heat are just going to keep him on the bench. Whiteside's ankle sprain didn't look great and hopefully he can suit up Sunday against the Bulls. He should still be owned in all standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 7:45 PM

Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is active and will come off the bench against the Pacers on Friday.

He might have his minutes held in check tonight. Chris Andersen is getting the start, but he'll likely only have minutes close to 20. Whiteside will be a risky play tonight, but he should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 23 - 6:42 PM

Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is going through warmups to prepare to play on Friday.

It would appear he's on track to play and the Heat would certainly need him tonight, especially if Dwyane Wade (illness) can't go. Whiteside might have his hands full with Roy Hibbert and hopefully he can avoid foul trouble. We'll have an update before the 7:30 tip.
Jan 23 - 5:42 PM

Hassan Whiteside (sprained right ankle) was limited at shootaround and he remains questionable to play on Friday.

It's encouraging to see Whiteside back on the court after rolling his ankle on Tuesday, but owners should hedge their bets on Friday until his status is determined. Chris Andersen would earn another start if Whiteside isn't able to play, with Udonis Haslem picking up extra minutes off the bench.
Jan 23 - 11:35 AM

Updating a previous report, Hassan Whiteside (sprained right ankle) will not travel with the Heat for Wednesday's game in Charlotte.

Whiteside was diagnosed with a Grade-1 sprain, which is the least severe variety, so he should have a chance to return for Friday's home game vs. the Pacers. He's played well enough to earn the full-time starting center job, so nobody should think about cutting him after a minor injury. Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will be asked to pick up the slack in his absence.
Jan 20 - 10:35 PM

Hassan Whiteside didn't return to Tuesday's game after suffering a Grade-1 right ankle sprain in the first half.

He scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting with multiple dunks before the injury, and it's encouraging that it's been diagnosed as a relatively minor Grade-1 sprain. There's a good chance he'll miss Wednesday's game in Charlotte, especially if his ankle swells overnight, but owners should check back for updates after shootaround. Chris Andersen would likely start at C if Whiteside sits out, with Udonis Haslem picking up a handful of minutes off the bench.
Jan 20 - 10:22 PM

Hassan Whiteside sprained his right ankle during the first half of Tuesday's game and his return is questionable.

He limped off the court under his own power and headed straight into the Heat locker room. The injury looked bad enough to keep him off the court for the rest of the game, but we'll pass along updates as soon as possible. Chris Andersen would see the biggest bump in playing time if Whiteside can't return.
Jan 20 - 8:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside struggled in his return to Sacramento on Friday, managing just four points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 15 foul-plagued minutes.

This line isn't that bad when you consider the disappointment of Whiteside's night, and it highlights how his defensive stats will float his value. Nobody should be surprised that DeMarcus Cousins and Co. were able to put him in foul trouble, especially with the way the refs had a tight whistle. If somebody panics with a drop he's an automatic add.
Jan 17 - 2:41 AM

Hassan Whiteside double-doubled in his first career start on Wednesday with 10 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and two fouls in 29 minutes.

A big positive here is that he kept his fouls down and he even held his own against Andrew Bogut tonight. Whiteside actually had his jumper working tonight and showed some nice diversity to his game. His path to minutes looks to be clear, so he should be owned everywhere.
Jan 15 - 12:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mario Chalmers
2Shabazz Napier
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Norris Cole
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Shawne Williams
4Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton