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Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall
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Hassan Whiteside (hand) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Tuesday.
He was cleared to play on Monday despite his hand wound not entirely healed. It sounds like Miami will be planning he'll play, but some discomfort at shootaround or in warmups could keep him out of the game. His fantasy owners can start him at their own risk with four games. If your other options aren't promising, Whiteside's upside this week is hard to keep on a fantasy bench. Mar 30 - 5:06 PM

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Updating a previous item, Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been cleared to play and is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Spurs.

Considering we just posted 25 minutes ago that Whiteside wouldn't be rushed to return, it's quite the development for fantasy owners and for Miami's playoff chances. Owners, especially in weekly formats, have to be certain Whiteside is in the lineup even though he'll be playing at less than 100 percent. The upside is just too great. "It felt weird, but I'm gonna do the best I can," Whiteside said of playing with his hand taped and padded up.
Mar 30 - 2:14 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not be rushed back to action.

Whiteside continues to test out his injured hand to see how much he's capable of doing, but Erik Spoelstra said the team has no timetable and "it needs to heal a little more before we take the next step." The actual injury is a split in his right hand between the forefinger and ring finger, and fantasy owners are left in a bad spot as Whiteside continues to heal. With Chris Andersen (calf) also banged up, Udonis Haslem is locked into a major role right now.
Mar 30 - 1:51 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play vs. the Pistons on Sunday.

He was questionable to play but Miami ruled him out two hours before tip-off, so presumably his hand remains swollen and painful. The risk of re-tearing the stitches is an even greater concern, and owners will simply have to hope that Whiteside can suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Chris Andersen (calf) is also sidelined on Sunday, so expect heavy minutes for Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley.
Mar 29 - 4:27 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

He has missed the last two games with a nasty laceration in his hand that required 10 stitches, but the Heat desperately need his size vs. Andre Drummond and the Pistons. Whiteside will likely be a game-time call, so his owners will have to be on alert for an update. Whiteside belongs in all lineups if he is cleared to play, while Udonis Haslem, Henry Walker and Michael Beasley will all benefit if he is unable to give it a go. For what it's worth, there is still no word on whether or not Chris Andersen will be able to play Sunday, so the Heat may have to get creative with their rotations.

Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Whiteside's injury couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners battling their way through the playoffs, and he could be looking at an extended absence, as he's currently unable to rebound, block shots, or catch a basketball. We'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Sunday's game vs. Detroit, and if he's again unable to go, it'll be Chris Andersen (calf) and Udonis Haslem picking up the slack for a Miami frontcourt that has been decimated by injuries. Stay tuned.
Mar 27 - 11:47 AM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. Atlanta

Udonis Haslem stepped up in a big way on Wednesday with Whiteside unavailable, putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals through 38 minutes of action, so he'll be worth a look on Friday if Whiteside can't go. Beasley on the other hand only managed to log 14 minutes with minimal contributions to the stat sheet, so he's not a great guy to target in Hassan's absence.
Mar 26 - 5:25 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

He needed 10 stitches to his hand and could miss Friday's game against the Hawks. With Chris Andersen also up in the air, we could see a lot of Michael Beasley and Udonis Haslem tonight. Expect to see a ton of small-ball lineups with Henry Walker also getting some run at the four. Whiteside's fantasy owners will have to assess their situation and determine whether or not he's worth stashing.
Mar 25 - 6:04 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is not listed with the starters against the Celtics on Wednesday.

As of right now, it is Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Michael Beasley and Udonis Haslem. Whiteside arrived to the arena with his hand heavily wrapped, so it looks like he won't play after needing 10 stitches on Tuesday. His owners should be making other plans. Beasley likely benefits the most.
Mar 25 - 5:46 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

Whiteside needed 10 stitches and couldn't feel his hand after leaving Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks, so this isn't that surprising. Chris Andersen is dealing with a left calf injury and is considered questionable, meaning the Heat could potentially be shorthanded once again. Michael Beasley is expected to draw the start alongside Udonis Haslem in the frontcourt if Whiteside can't play, so owners in daily leagues should give him a look. Expect another update closer to tip-off.

Hassan Whiteside said that he has no feeling in his right hand after he was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

"I can’t feel my hand at all right now," Whiteside said. "We’ll see how it feels tomorrow and go day-to-day." Whiteside suffered a laceration that cost him 10 stitches, but hopefully his hand feels better in the morning. We should know more about his status after shootaround, but his owners go ahead can consider him questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday. If Whiteside can't play, Michael Beasley and Chris Andersen would both be in line for an uptick in minutes, though neither player is worth a look outside of deeper leagues.
Mar 24 - 11:16 PM

Hassan Whiteside suffered a laceration on his right hand that required 10 stitches, and he will not be able to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

This is incredibly frustrating news for Whiteside's owners, as he was well on his way to a fantastic all-around game. Whiteside will probably do everything he can take the floor against Kelly Olynyk and the Celtics Wednesday, but we should be able to provide further details shortly. Michael Beasley started the second half for the Heat, and he will likely see the biggest boost in minutes along with Chris Andersen if Whiteside is forced to miss any action.
Mar 24 - 9:29 PM

Hassan Whiteside briefly left Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks with an apparent cut on his left hand and he should be able to return.

He is likely getting his hand patched up right now and we hope to see him back out on the court soon. We should have another update momentarily.
Mar 24 - 9:03 PM

Hassan Whiteside had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks on Wednesday.

The kid is still rolling, averaging 11.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over his last four games. His one-game suspension last week may have helped his ankle heal, and he's blocked 12 shots in his last three games. He's a candidate for waiver-wire pickup of the year.
Mar 18 - 11:05 PM

Hassan Whiteside stated during a recent interview that he's actively working to stay out of foul trouble so that he can remain in the game for longer stretches.

"Just trying to stay out of foul trouble so I can help my teammates and just stay in the game longer," Whiteside said. Anything Hassan does to keep himself in the game longer is obviously a good thing for fantasy owners. He's been phenomenal since the All-Star break with averages of 13.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game, and is a must-start guy every time he's in uniform.
Mar 17 - 5:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Shabazz Napier
4Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Zoran Dragic
SF1Luol Deng
2James Ennis
3Michael Beasley
4Henry Walker
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen