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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
Contract: view contract details

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Hassan Whiteside scored 15 pints with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 23 minutes on Friday.
The talk of him being a bigger factor on offense isn't just talk. Whiteside upped his usage rate to 25.3 in the preseason, which is up from just 20.5 last year. He's also expected to play more and could actually average 0.5 assists per game. On the downside, Whiteside did make just 54.8 percent from the line in the preseason. As long as you're OK with him possibly being a bottom-five guy for free throw percentage, go ahead and take Whiteside after the truly elite guys come off the board. Oct 21 - 11:33 PM

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Hassan Whiteside (personal) will play against the Hornets on Thursday.

Whiteside had been away from the team due to the death of his great grandmother, but will return for Thursday's preseason game against Charlotte. After averaging 14.2 points with 11.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks on 60.6 percent shooting from the field last season, Whiteside comes into 2016-17 as a sure-thing first-round fantasy selection.
Oct 20 - 12:21 PM

Hassan Whiteside (personal) will miss Tuesday's preseason game against the Magic.

Whiteside is away from the team due to the death of his great grandmother, but he's expected to re-join the club in Charlotte for Thursday's exhibition game against the Hornets. Our thoughts go out to Whiteside and his family.
Oct 18 - 2:27 PM

Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and Udonis Haslem will all be rested on Saturday vs. Minnesota.

No surprises here as the Heat prepare themselves for the regular season. Given Whiteside is averaging 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks on 69.8 percent shooting through four preseason contests in just 23.5 minutes per game, we think it's safe to say he's ready for the real thing to begin. Whiteside is a no-doubt first-round fantasy selection in all fantasy formats. For what it's worth, Whiteside was spotted icing his hand before Saturday's contest but insisted it's a non-issue. We aren't doubting him.
Oct 15 - 5:56 PM

Hassan Whiteside dominated the Nets on Tuesday with 21 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in just 23 minutes.

He was coming into the game with averages of 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, so we expected nothing less against a Nets team that was without starting center Brook Lopez (rest). Whiteside took advantage of a matchup with Justin Hamilton and hit 9-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He looks like he's worth every penny of the max deal he signed over the summer and should be a top-10 fantasy option if he can stay healthy and keep hitting his free throws -- he was 75.0 percent from the line after the break last season.
Oct 11 - 9:57 PM

Goran Dragic, Wayne Ellington, Justise Winslow, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside will start vs. the Nets on Tuesday.

Josh McRoberts (foot) and Josh Richardson (knee) are both unavailable. Whiteside has been eating in the preseason so far with averages of 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks, so expect the Heat to continue feeding him in the post tonight. It appears that shooting guard and power forward are the only positions up for grabs in Miami this season, so it will be interesting to see what kind of impact Ellington and Williams can make vs. the Nets. To be clear, the Heat are simply trying out different lineup combinations for now.

Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 27 minutes on Saturday.

The scoring bump looks for real. Whiteside dropped 20 points on Tuesday and he's only had one offensive rebound combined in his last two. If he hits free throws like he did after the break, Whiteside will be in the mix as a top-five fantasy player. He's a great way to be elite in blocks at the turn of the first and second rounds.
Oct 8 - 11:52 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) was dominant in 23 minutes vs. the Wizards, making 9-of-12 shots for 20 points with 13 rebounds (zero offensive) and three blocks.

So much for his recent knee injury. Whiteside shot just 2-of-5 at the line but that's something fantasy owners are used to, as he shot just 65.0 percent at the line last year. His minutes should creep into the low 30s this season, and a bigger offensive role is a given, making Whiteside a worthwhile target at the turn of the first and second rounds.
Oct 4 - 9:52 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

Whiteside sat out Friday's practice with a sore left knee, but the fact that he's suiting up for a meaningless game confirms that the knee issue was never anything to worry about. Whiteside was an absolute beast after the break last season, ranking No. 4 overall in 9-cat leagues behind averages of 17.5 points, 13.3 boards, 3.4 swats and just 1.7 turnovers per game on 59.0 percent shooting from the field and 75.0 percent shooting from the stripe. With Chris Bosh's (blood clot) tenure in Miami reaching its conclusion, Whiteside is looking like one of the future faces of the franchise.
Oct 4 - 6:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside (sore left knee) is expected to practice on Saturday.

As expected, the knee issue isn't serious. "It's just sore today," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "It's a sore left knee. It's more about being smart on the fourth day of camp. I anticipate he should be going [Saturday]." Whiteside was also optimistic, saying that he was just being "careful." This isn't the same knee that bothered him in the postseason. We'll have an update on Saturday afternoon.
Sep 30 - 1:49 PM

Hassan Whiteside sat out of Friday's practice with a sore left knee.

Teams are always cautious during the preseason and it's possible that it could just be a maintenance day for the big man. Whiteside is expected to see a bump in minutes this season and is hoping to show off an improved offensive game. He has first-round upside, but it makes sense to wait until the second round because of the small sample size and durability concerns. For what it's worth, this is not the same knee that bothered him during the postseason.
Sep 30 - 12:13 PM

Hassan Whiteside said he's added more face-up jumpers to his offensive arsenal.

He also said he's expected to have the ball more. Whiteside was actually decent on his 16-24 foot jumpers last year, making 43.1 percent of his 51 attempts. He also saw his fantasy value skyrocket after his 75.0 percent from the line post-break. The 27-year-old big man makes sense at the turn of rounds one and two.
Sep 29 - 9:57 PM

Hassan Whiteside is confident that his chemistry with Goran Dragic will continue to improve.

"Each game me and Goran got better. He’s easy to talk to. He’s a really good point guard. As the season went on, me and Goran understood each other better," Whiteside said. "[This] year is going to be even bigger. More of me and Goran communicating on that basketball level and getting to know each other better." There is a huge onus on Whiteside and Dragic to step up and lead without Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh in the picture, and those two players will be relied upon to lead Miami's offensive charge for the foreseeable future.
Sep 24 - 5:02 PM

Wayne Ellington said it will be crucial for Hassan Whiteside to improve his passing this season.

"It's no question. That's something big for us," Ellington said. "And being able to get on the same page with Hassan and the other big guys is crucial. Gaining that attention and defenses being so focused on him, being able to go out and find the open guys is going to be huge for us." Per, Whiteside has a total of 35 assists in 140 career games, so that's a glaring weakness in his game. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that HW has been working on that aspect of his game this summer in addition to his low-post scoring, so prospective owners can at least expect a modest bump in assists.
Aug 28 - 10:03 AM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants Hassan Whiteside to keep working on his strength and conditioning so that he can play more minutes this season.

"Just continue the overall development with his body, working on his conditioning, getting stronger while maintaining his weight and flexibility," Spoelstra said. "And he will have to be able to absorb more minutes, more responsibility, more games, which is a different level of training in the weight room." He put up first-round value in standard leagues despite playing 29.1 minutes per game last season, so the promise of a larger role means his value should be safe. For what it's worth, Spoelstra said that HW has the potential to be one of the best players in the league.
Aug 19 - 11:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
2Luke Babbitt
PF1Derrick Williams
2James Johnson
3Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed