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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 (sprained ankle) did not practice with the team on Saturday but is expected to play Sunday vs. the Celtics.
Whiteside, who is playing with 13 stitches in his right hand, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. However, he did downplay the injury after the game and, fortunately, it appears he will not be forced to miss any time. We are still awaiting an official announcement from the team or coach Erik Spoelstra regarding Whiteside's availability for Sunday. Mar 25 - 1:59 PM

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Hassan Whiteside downplayed the ankle injury he suffered Thursday night and said he plans on playing Sunday vs. the Celtics.

Whiteside, who received 13 stitches in his hand on Tuesday, rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Raptors. "It’s not crazy like Dion’s," Whiteside said of the injury, referring to the badly sprained ankle of his teammate Dion Waiters. "More just annoying." Coach Erik Spoelstra was not quite as confident. "We'll know more, how severe or not severe," he said after the game. Stay tuned for updates out of Miami this weekend.
Mar 24 - 9:12 AM

Hassan Whiteside rolled his ankle at the end of Thursday's game.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how severe the ankle injury is, so we'll have to wait on the details. Whiteside had a right ankle injury before the All-Star Game and there's a chance that injury affected him for arguably the worst part of his season. As for this new injury, the schedule helped the Heat out this week because they won't play again until Sunday. Whiteside already was playing with 13 stitches in his hand, finishing with 16 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in this loss to the Raptors.
Mar 23 - 10:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) will start on Thursday night against the Raptors.

He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Whiteside also went through morning shootaround and has intended to play all day. Fantasy owners can fire up Whiteside, but the Raptors did a good job against him in their last meeting with just 12 points.
Mar 23 - 6:46 PM

Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) was able to go through the morning shootaround.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that Whiteside still intends to play on Thursday vs. the Raptors, but did add that most of the stuff he did at the shootaround was left handed. With the Heat fighting for a playoff spot, the chances of Whiteside playing should be pretty good. Check back for an update after the pre-game warmups.
Mar 23 - 11:50 AM

Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) is listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Raptors.

He cut his hand on Tuesday night and has said he wouldn't miss additional time. Whiteside looks healthy again and turned in averages of 21.8 points, 15.2 boards and 2.2 blocks in his last five games. The Raptors did shut him down last time with just 12 points and 14 boards back on Mar. 11.
Mar 22 - 4:43 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) said that he "has the intent to play" in Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

It was widely assumed Whiteside would miss multiple games after receiving 13 stitches on his right hand Tuesday night. He left the arena with his hand heavily bandaged. However, Whiteside was working out in the weight room at the Heat's practice facility on Wednesday and told reports that he plans to play. We still haven't heard from a team official or coach Erik Spoelstra on the matter, so you'll obviously want to check back for updates.
Mar 22 - 1:22 PM

Hassan Whiteside received 13 stitches between the middle and ring finger on his right hand Tuesday night and his status for Miami's game on Thursday is uncertain.

"It’s in an awkward place in his hand," coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game. "We’ll know more tomorrow. Hopefully he’s going to be OK." Whiteside missed three games late in 2015 after needing 10 stitches in a very similar injury to his hand. "I know people are thinking ‘Is it the same as two years ago? Is it worse?’ We’ll see," said Spoelstra. Willie Reed will likely draw the start at center on Thursday if Whiteside can't play. James Johnson would also see an uptick in minutes.
Mar 22 - 9:20 AM

Hassan Whiteside suffered a right hand laceration on Tuesday vs. the Suns and will need 13 stitches.

He suffered a cut between his right middle and ring fingers during the last couple minutes of the game and didn't return. Whiteside let out a scream when it happened, and it's worth noting that he missed four games back in March 2015 when he needed 10 stitches to patch up a similar laceration. When asked about Whiteside's status for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, coach Erik Spoelstra said, "We'll see." He finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks. Willie Reed and James Johnson will benefit if HW misses time.
Mar 21 - 10:29 PM

Hassan Whiteside (shoulder) picked up 17 points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), three blocks and two assists in 31 minutes of action on Sunday.

Whiteside tweaked his right shoulder on Friday but there was never any official indication that his status was in jeopardy tonight. He shot 8-of-15 from the field and was physical inside with burly Jusuf Nurkic, so he also didn't show any signs of favoring his shoulder. Deploy him as usual.
Mar 19 - 9:47 PM

Hassan Whiteside tweaked his right shoulder in Friday's win over the Wolves.

He got hit in his right shoulder with about six minutes left in the fourth quarter, and while he did finish the game, it was clear that it was bothering him -- he was even giving out left-handed high-fives on the bench. HW said after the game that his shoulder was still hurting and that he expects to get it checked out on Saturday. We should get a better idea of his status for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers on Saturday afternoon. He finished with 23 points (10-of-11 FGs), 14 rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 33 minutes.
Mar 17 - 11:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside piled up 26 points and 21 rebounds in 34 minutes vs. the Pacers on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 102-98 loss in Indiana.

Miami was playing the second of back-to-back games and Whiteside was flat to begin the game, but it didn't take him long to find his rhythm. He blocked one shot tonight after collecting eight swats in his previous two games, and his roto owners have to be thrilled with his free throw shooting -- he was 4-of-5 at the line tonight, and is 85.0 percent in his past five games.
Mar 12 - 9:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside posted 13 points with 11 rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in Monday's 106-98 road win against the Cavaliers.

Whiteside is working on a six-game streak of double-doubles, averaging 17.3 points and 14.8 rebounds with 1.7 blocked shots per game during the stretch. He continues to fill up the stat sheet rather nicely for his fantasy owners.
Mar 6 - 10:31 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 15 points with 18 rebounds, one block and one turnover in 35 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

Even with an illness, Whiteside looked just fine in the loss. His fouls are down with no more than two in any of his five games since the break. Even with a massive dud to start his second half, he's averaged 14.6 points, 15.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals. His blocks are down a bit because he's playing more fundamental ball, but he's still racking up the stats.
Mar 3 - 9:26 PM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) will start at center for the Heat on Friday vs. Orlando.

Whiteside was limited at Thursday's practice, but there wasn't much doubt that he would suit up on Friday night. Whiteside has double-doubled in six of Miami's last seven games. He is averaging 15.6 rebounds per game over that stretch.
Mar 3 - 6:10 PM

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