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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
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Hassan Whiteside said he will work on adding some range to his game this offseason.
"I might shoot a three every once and while," Whiteside said. "I don't really want to be like a big-time perimeter guy. I just want to shoot enough to where you've actually got to guard it. Even threes, I can shoot threes. But I don't want to be one of those centers that shoot five or six threes and then you're not even dominating in the paint anymore." If Whiteside could offer fantasy owners a few triples here and there, that would be a nice bonus, but he'll be an early-round stud either way. Jun 6 - 2:58 PM

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Pat Riley has lofty expectations for Hassan Whiteside's future.

"Erik [Spoelstra] and I, we discuss a lot of things about Hassan and how he can better help us," Riley said. "Can he be a 17 [points], 14 [rebounds] and 4 [blocks] guy and shoot 61 percent and 70 percent from the line, which is what I think he is right about now? Or can he be a 25 [points] and 17 [rebounds] and six [blocks] player? I think he can be that, but you have to carve out something more for him offensively." In case it's not obvious, Riley thinks very highly of his franchise center and Spoelstra added that the Heat don't want to put a ceiling on the 27-year-old center's potential.
Apr 24 - 12:19 PM

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra was effusive in his praise of Hassan Whiteside during exit interviews.

"I think [Whiteside's] growth has been staggering," said Spoelstra. "You can define it how you want. He can become one of the greats." Whiteside finished the 2016-17 season averaging a career-high 17.0 points and a league-leading 14.1 rebounds, as well as 2.1 blocks. He joined Dwight Howard and Hakeem Olajuwon as just the third player since 1983 to average at least 17 points, 14 boards and two blocks in the same season.
Apr 18 - 11:57 AM

Hassan Whiteside closed the 2016-17 season with another big double-double, scoring 24 points with 18 rebounds (five offensive) and two blocked shots.

Whiteside established himself as a second-round fantasy value this season, or higher if you can live with his 62.8 percent free throws. It's small solace after barely missing the postseason, but Miami went 30-11 in the second half of the season, which is easily the best second-half record for a team that missed the playoffs. They know what they have in Whiteside, as well as core guys like Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson, so there's still cause for optimism in Miami despite the season's disappointing end.
Apr 12 - 11:17 PM

Hassan Whiteside posted 23 points, 18 rebounds and two blocked shots with a steal and assist over 36 minutes Monday against the Cavaliers.

Whiteside has five double-doubles in five outings in the month of April, averaging 18.8 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots. He has been a fantasy beast all season and if the Heat qualify for the playoffs he'll be an attractive postseason fantasy option while maintaining his usual stud status in DFS play.
Apr 10 - 11:25 PM

Hassan Whiteside had one of his best games of the season in a 106-103 win over the Wizards on Saturday, scoring 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.

Whiteside blocked a Bradley Beal 3-point attempt which would've tied the game, so his defense kept Miami's slim postseason hopes alive. The Heat will now need to win their final two games and will need the Pacers or Bulls to drop a game. However, their schedule isn't exactly ideal, as they face the Cavaliers on Tuesday and the Wizards on Wednesday. Both games are at home, though.
Apr 8 - 10:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside made 4-of-14 from the field for 12 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and two turnovers during a 96-94 loss to the Raptors on Friday.

His hand injury is definitely bothering him and he didn't get his first bucket until 5:40 left in the third. Whiteside also wasn't happy with the Raptors drawing fouls. "My hat goes off to [Jonas Valanciunas], that guy’s a Grammy Award winning actor. It’s amazing," Whiteside said. "He just throws his head back and it’s a foul. We know they like to flop, the antics they do, we know that." Miami is now a full game behind the Bulls and Pacers.
Apr 7 - 11:01 PM

Hassan Whiteside hauled in 20 rebounds during Wednesday's road win, adding 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), three blocks, one steal and just one turnover in 31 minutes.

Whiteside recently became the first Heat player with at least 1,000 rebounds in a season, and tonight's game gave him the franchise record with 54 double-doubles. Miami's bet on the former D-League player has paid off richly, and the guaranteed $49 million they owe him over the next two seasons is a fair bargain in today's NBA.
Apr 5 - 9:54 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Sunday, adding two assists and three blocks in a costly loss to Denver.

Whiteside is the first player in Heat history to grab 1,000 rebounds in a season, but his personal accomplishment was overshadowed by the defeat. Miami missed a chance to overtake the Pacers for the No. 8 seed, but they're still in a virtual tie by virtue of the Pacers' double OT loss tonight. Expect Whiteside and co. to bring their best vs. Charlotte on Wednesday.
Apr 2 - 9:43 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points with 16 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes vs. the Knicks on Friday.

He was invisible in the first half with four points and four rebounds, but looked much better after the break. Whiteside is still a little banged up and is playing though some pain in his shooting hand which explains why his shot attempts are down. He finished 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, and with the Heat sitting just 0.5 games over the Bulls (No. 9 seed), Whiteside's owners wont have to worry about him taking any time off.
Mar 31 - 11:18 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 11 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks during a 105-88 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

He's talked about the pain in his hand from the stitches and his scoring is slightly down these days. He will get these Knicks again on Friday and he should have a better outing than this one. Whiteside also had some fun quotes about his team after the game. "When the season started out, we were strangers. Strangers became friends, and then friends became family. These my guys," Whiteside said. His Heat are now in the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference.
Mar 30 - 12:01 AM

Hassan Whiteside acknowledged that it's been painful playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, but he doesn't intend to miss any games.

"It's a little less pain, but it's still pain," he said of his healing process, "like if I shoot a lot of jump shots or if I do a lot, because it just bends back your hand. So that's what it is now." Whiteside has been fighting through the pain over his past three games, and while his shot blocking numbers have dipped to 1.3 during that span, he's still been taking care of business with 17.3 points and 12.7 boards a night. He's obviously a must-start guy every time he steps on the court.
Mar 29 - 10:06 AM

Hassan Whiteside hit 7-of-13 shots for 17 points, nine rebounds and no blocks, and had the game-winning tip in a big win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

It wasn't his best game, by far, but he came through in the clutch, keeping the Heat one game in front of the Bulls for the final playoff spot in the East. And because of that, you can expect the Heat regulars to keep playing heavy minutes until further notice.
Mar 29 - 12:31 AM

Hassan Whiteside said that playing with his heavily wrapped right hand is "tough."

"It's tough rebounding. It's tough to do a lot," Whiteside said. "But I try to give everything I can possibly give to help the team." The big man is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand in addition to a tweaked right ankle, but with the Heat in a playoff race, he can't afford to take any time off. His fantasy owners don't mind, as he was still able to post a dominant line of 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a blocked shot in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday.
Mar 27 - 9:32 AM

Hassan Whiteside finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 30 minutes in Sunday's 112-108 loss against the Celtics.

Just another night at the office for Whiteside, who now has double-doubles in each of his 13 games in the month of March, and 15 straight games dating back to Feb. 24. He is also working on a streak with at least one blocked shot in 29 consecutive games since he was last held off the board Jan. 19 against the Mavericks.
Mar 26 - 8:47 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
PF1James Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
3Okaro White
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Edrice Adebayo
3A.J. Hammons
4Udonis Haslem