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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
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Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points with 15 rebounds and two blocks in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.
Whiteside recorded his 27th double-double of the season and continues to play well for the Heat. After rolling his ankle in the last game, he did not appear to have any lingering effects tonight. He's averaging career highs in minutes, points and rebounds. Aside from his poor free throw shooting, there's still hope for his owners to get what they paid for on draft day. Jan 21 - 10:27 PM

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Hassan Whiteside hit 6-of-12 shots for 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in Thursday’s win against the Mavs.

Whiteside briefly left the game after rolling his ankle, but was able to return. He also took a hit to the throat, but was fine after a timeout. Clearly it was not his night. This was his sixth game this season with fewer than 10 rebounds and his fifth game without a block. He has scored in double figures in his five games since returning from his eye injury. The Heat face the Bucks on Saturday who are giving up 14.8 rebounds per game to opposing centers, so Whiteside should bounce back nicely.
Jan 19 - 11:09 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 19 points vs. the Bucks on Friday with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

This was just his fifth game of the season with less than 10 rebounds and his fourth without a block, but that's a testament to his consistency. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, but unfortunately this was the second and final game for the Heat in Week 12. The Heat will now return home from a six-game road trip and will face the Rockets on Tuesday.
Jan 13 - 10:43 PM

The Heat are reportedly not actively shopping Hassan Whiteside.

That doesn't mean that he won't be dealt if the right offer comes along, but for now, it appears Miami isn't actively trying to move their $98 million dollar man. "Nothing really changes for me," Whiteside said when asked about the trade rumors. "Still come in, rebound and dominate like I’ve been doing. Nothing really changes." Whiteside is a first-round asset when punting the free throw category, and that fact should hold regardless of the name across the front of his jersey.
Jan 11 - 9:53 AM

Hassan Whiteside hit 13-of-17 shots for 28 points, 20 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's 107-95 loss to the Warriors.

He's been back from his eye injury for two games and has double-doubled in both of them. This was his third 20-20 game of the season and he missed a fourth one by a single point back in November. Whiteside's owners had a rough week while he sat out for four games, but he's back and should be in all lineups. The Heat might be open to trading Whiteside, but it's far from inevitable. Welcome back, Hassan! Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and James Johnson also scored in double figures for the losing Heat tonight and all four players should be owned.
Jan 11 - 1:00 AM

According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Miami Heat are willing to trade any/every player on their roster.

"Up and down the roster, literally every player," said Lowe in his most recent podcast. "Literally no one is untouchable, not even Hassan Whiteside, by a long shot." It has been previously rumored that Miami would be willing to move point guard Goran Dragic for the right price, but this is the first we've heard of Whiteside also being available. It seems unlikely Miami would move Whiteside after inking him to a huge contract this summer, but it is something to keep an eye on.
Jan 10 - 10:10 AM

Hassan Whiteside posted a 15-point, 13-board double-double in his return from a four-game absence on Sunday, adding two blocks and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

Whiteside took a bit to get going, not scoring his first point until the eight-minute mark of the second quarter, but then he took over during the third-quarter with a 27.7 usage rate. The high-minute total would suggest that he's completely over the eye injury, so owners can expect him to be back with his regular workload on Tuesday with a matchup against the Warriors.
Jan 8 - 6:24 PM

Hassan Whiteside (eye, personal) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

With Whiteside back in the starting five, Willie Reed will likely head back to the bench, which will render him a non-option in most leagues. Head coach Erik Spoelstra hinted that he could limit Whiteside's workload in his return from a four-game absence (although he wouldn't provide a firm number to go off), but any time Hassan takes the court he needs to be considered must-start in all season-long settings.
Jan 8 - 2:08 PM

Hassan Whiteside (eye, personal) will start on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

The big man missed practice on Saturday for personal reasons, but it was an excused absence and he's fully expected to play Sunday. "We’ll start him and then we’ll just have to see how many minutes he can go," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He’s been out for a while, so I don’t know how long he can go from there." It sounds like the Heat are going to ease him back into action after a four-game absence, so while season-long owners can activate him, DFS owners should tread carefully. Willie Reed will return to the bench and is just a handcuff for Whiteside's owners.
Jan 8 - 9:16 AM

Hassan Whiteside (eye, personal) missed Saturday's practice for personal reasons and is expected to play on Sunday against the Clippers.

He seems to be over his eye injury and did some pre-game workouts on Friday. Whiteside said he's not planning on wearing a mask and there has been nothing to suggest he will be limited. Willie Reed was terrific on Friday, but he'l be taking a back seat.
Jan 7 - 4:53 PM

Hassan Whiteside (eye) has rejoined the Heat in Los Angeles and is hopeful to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

Whiteside has missed each of Miami's last four games after being poked in his right eye by Jae Crowder in last Friday's loss to the Celtics, but has since made significant progress. "It’s a lot better," Whiteside said Friday night. "The headaches went away. I‘m not seeing double anymore. So, I can see a lot better and a lot of pain went away." Assuming Whiteside is healthy enough to return to the starting lineup on Sunday, Willie Reed will get bumped back to the bench.
Jan 7 - 9:39 AM

Hassan Whiteside (eye) is listed as out for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

This will be the fourth straight game Whiteside has missed. Willie Reed has started each of Miami's previous three contests in place of Whiteside, but has produced uneven results. The primary benefactor has been James Johnson. Over his last three games, Johnson is averaging a robust 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.3 three-pointers and 2.0 blocks. He is a very enticing DFS tournament play for Friday, especially with the Lakers propensity to go small.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 6 - 2:24 PM

Hassan Whiteside (eye) is making progress and should be able to rejoin the team this weekend in Los Angeles.

Whiteside had a doctor's appointment today, so presumably it went very well. As of Monday, Whiteside was not able to fly due to his eye injury, but now he has a chance to play on Friday against the Lakers or Sunday against the Clippers. If he can't go, Willie Reed will hold down the fort at the five.
Jan 4 - 9:24 PM

Hassan Whiteside (right retinal contusion) and Justise Winslow (shoulder) did not accompany the team to Phoenix for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

The Heat will be on the road for the next six games, but it's looking like both Whiteside and Winslow will miss Tuesday's contest in Phoenix, and their absence could extend beyond that one game. Willie Reed drew the start in Whiteside's place on Sunday, but it was James Johnson who emerged as the primary beneficiary earning 34 minutes in a lot of small ball lineups sans Whiteside and Winslow. Whiteside's eye is still very sensitive to light, so we're going to call him questionable for Wednesday.

Hassan Whiteside (eye), Goran Dragic (back) and Justise Winslow (shoulder) will not play Sunday vs. the Pistons.

The Heat are missing their two main guys in Dragic and Whiteside, which should create a ton of opportunity on the offensive end for guys like Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington. Willie Reed is likely going to move into the starting five tonight, and we could see a lot of small ball lineups featuring James Johnson at the five spot. Udonis Haslem may also be able to get into the rotation with Miami hurting for healthy bodies. Whiteside's eye is reportedly too sensitive to light to play, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Tuesday's game in Phoenix.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Derrick Williams
4Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem