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Hassan Whiteside | Center

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall
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Heat assistant coach Dan Craig hinted during a recent interview that Hassan Whiteside will likely see his minutes in the 20-25 range a lot during the 2015-16 season.
"You might see his minutes jump up when we're playing Andre Drummond or DeAndre Jordan," said Craig. "But if we're playing a team that likes to play small ball, you'll probably see his minutes around 20 or 25." With a lot of the league gearing towards a small ball movement, there will likely be a lot of games next season where Whiteside doesn't eclipse the 30-minute mark. However, in just 23.8 minutes per game last season, Whiteside was still able to compile averages of 11.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game, so he'll still make for a decent mid-round selection on draft day. Aug 25 - 5:49 PM

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According to ESPN projections, Hassan Whiteside could make around $18.5 million annually after he finishes out the last year of his deal with the Heat which is worth $981,000.

What a difference a year can make. The Heat struck gold when they signed Whiteside out of the D-League last season, and it was arguably one of the most exciting storylines of the 2014-15 season. The Heat will have to be creative with their cap space next summer in order to keep Whiteside, especially with Dwyane Wade set to test the market again as a free agent, but the dramatic rise of the salary cap should help. Whiteside posted averages of 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game on 61.2 percent shooting as a starter last season, and there is no reason why he can't continue to improve.
Jul 24 - 9:24 AM

Hassan Whiteside said he's going to work on his midrange jumper and use it more next season.

While he is not a great shooter, Whiteside made a very respectable 41.3 percent on his mid-range shots last season. Obviously that is not going to be a staple to his offensive arsenal and those shots only accounted for 11.9 percent of his shot total, but any improvement will force defenses to be more honest against him.
Jul 3 - 1:34 PM

Hassan Whiteside said that he wants to be more of an all-around player, and he has even started to work on his guard skills.

"I've been doing a lot of everything," Whiteside said in regards to his offseason. "A lot of ball-handling, a lot of guard work, and pushing the ball in transition. I'm doing a lot of different things." Whiteside was one of the most exciting storylines of the 2014-15 season, and he seems eager to keep his momentum going into next season. He has also spent a lot of time watching film on Chris Bosh to see how the two can fit together, and it looks like the Heat will have one of the most imposing frontcourts in the Eastern Conference next season.
Source: Fox Sports
Jun 18 - 9:30 AM

Hassan Whiteside said he wants to improve on "everything" this offseason.

"I just want to build on last season. I don’t want to get complacent, I want to keep improving," said Whiteside. "I want to improve everything - defense, offense, post moves, everything." Whiteside was one of the better stories of the 2014-15 season, and it'll be exciting to see what he can do in a full 82-game season. It's a positive sign that he's already hitting the gym hard, and after putting up averages of 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game on 61.2 percent shooting as a starter last season, he should be off the board by the third-round in standard fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 2:24 PM

Hassan Whiteside said that he will make improving his free throw shooting a priority this offseason.

Whiteside shot just 50.0 percent from the stripe this season, but if he could start knocking those shots down at a more efficient rate, he could emerge as a truly elite fantasy option. Even as a poor free throw shooter, he offers early-round upside for what he brings to the shot-blocking category, and he could make for an absolute steal in the mid-rounds of next year's fantasy drafts. When his minutes hit the 30-minute-mark during the month of April, Whiteside compiled averages of 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game on 67.7 percent shooting from the field. He also mentioned that his hand is now at 100 percent.
May 14 - 4:11 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is not likely to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

He’s been playing with a hand injury and the Heat will just keep him out tonight to help their chances to lose this game. Udonis Haslem benefits most, but he’s not someone most fantasy owners should trust with 14 games tonight.
Apr 15 - 7:46 PM

Hassan Whiteside was terrific against the Magic during a 100-93 win on Monday, scoring 24 points with 13 boards and five blocks in 36 minutes.

He made 10-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for one of his best lines for both percentages. Whiteside had been struggling with his free throw shooting until tonight and he's also played at least 35 minutes in each of his last three. He's going to be one of the toughest players to pinpoint on when to draft next season, but he should be an early-mid round guy.
Apr 14 - 1:28 AM

Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points with 18 boards, one assist and six blocks in 35 minutes on Saturday against the Raptors.

The bad news is that he made just 4-of-16 from the line. That means he dropped his season free throw shooting from 51.9 to just 49.0. His free throw shooting has been a disaster since he returned from a hand injury, so maybe that's a factor because he's wearing some protection on his hand. That issue aside, Whiteside is a beast for points, boards and blocks.
Apr 11 - 10:16 PM

Hassan Whiteside will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

The Heat listed him as probable for basically no reason. Whiteside is safe to start in all leagues tonight against Jonas Valanciunas. Hopefully, he doesn't fall for JV's pump fakes.
Apr 11 - 5:56 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is probable to play against the Raptors on Saturday.

He is going to have a protective sleeve on his hand the rest of the way, but it didn't slow him down on Thursday with 19 points and 16 boards. Whiteside is good to go.
Apr 11 - 2:08 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 19 points with 16 boards and one block in 38 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He had some beautiful low-post moves tonight and he put up a big line. On the other hand, he had some mental lapses on passes and bit on pump fakes far too often. The main story here is Whiteside getting 38 minutes, so it's safe to say his hand issue didn't keep him from logging major playing time. You'll want to start him on Saturday against the Raptors, who will likely be without Amir Johnson (ankle).
Apr 9 - 10:47 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) will play Thursday vs. the Bulls.

Whiteside was never really in danger of missing this one after logging 23 minutes in his last outing on Tuesday. Chicago is the team that Whiteside had his coming out party against earlier in the year, with the ridiculous 14-point, 13-rebound, 12-block triple-double, so make sure you have him on your active roster tonight.
Apr 9 - 6:33 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) is probable to play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He played 23 minutes on Tuesday and made 6-of-8 from the field, so there's no reason to think he'll be out in a big game for Miami. Whiteside should be safe to start in all leagues.
Apr 8 - 2:42 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hand) returned to action on Tuesday with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, one block and zero turnovers in 23 minutes vs. Charlotte.

He played surprisingly well given the limitations imposed by the bulky bandage on his right hand, and could have had an even bigger game if he weren't mired in foul trouble all night. This is an ideal start for owners who rolled the dice on him in weekly leagues, and he should be fine for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.
Apr 7 - 10:30 PM

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