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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 265
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
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Hassan Whiteside scored 13 points with 13 rebounds and one block in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
He was actually engaged in the second half and part of that is thanks to Josh Richardson for hitting him on rolls to the rim. Whiteside did get late minutes in this game because of how Kelly Olynyk couldn't get into a rhythm due to foul trouble. Besides the loss factor and how he was crashing the boards when he didn't need to, his second-half run is about as encouraging as it gets after it looked like there was a chance he wasn't even going to hit 15 minutes based on his first stint today. Apr 21 - 5:23 PM

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Hassan Whiteside said he has not been as involved in the Heat offense during the playoffs as he had been during the regular season.

Whiteside is averaging just 3.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes over the first three games of the series. "I feel like our offense is a lot different. I'm not as involved in as many dribble handoffs as I was and post-ups as I was in the regular season," said Whiteside. "That's what coach [Erik Spoelstra] wants. Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks. That's what he wants. I've just got to trust it." We'll see if Miami makes any adjustments to get him more touches in Game 4.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 20 - 12:30 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored five points with two rebounds and one block in 13 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

Not good. He got worked in the post and he was late on a lot of help defense plays. Whiteside did get some fourth-quarter minutes, but he was on a very short leash with Joel Embiid working him while he was out there. He'll probably start Game 4, but he's not someone most DFS players should trust right now. His ADP will be sliding next year, too.
Apr 19 - 9:57 PM

Hassan Whiteside played just 15 minutes and hit 1-of-2 shots for four points, five rebounds and a block in Miami's big 113-103 win over the Sixers on Monday.

The Sixers started Ersan Ilyasova at center tonight and Whiteside was also in foul trouble. But it seems like he's too good of a player to not be a factor the rest of the way. If you've got him in a playoff league, he's off to a rough start after getting just 12 minutes in Game 1, but his minutes will have to rise once Joel Embiid is cleared to play. The Heat just have to hope his head and heart are still in it when he finally gets the opportunity he wants.
Apr 16 - 11:10 PM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra challenged Hassan Whiteside to make his presence felt in Game 2, even with the Sixers going small without Joel Embiid (face).

"All the power and muscle areas, [the Sixers] have to feel him," Spoelstra said. "He has that ability." When asked about Whiteside's ability to defend small lineups from Philly, Spoelstra replied, "That’s what he’s been working on all season is to play shooting bigs and still find ways to impact our team positively at the rim. It’s a challenge with all their shooting." Whiteside played only 12 minutes in Game 1, while Kelly Olynyk was extremely effective, but it sounds like Miami will at least field the same starting five on Monday.
Apr 15 - 8:32 PM

Hassan Whiteside downplayed his 12-minute workload in Game 1 on Saturday.

"I think coach wanted some change," Whiteside said. "[Kelly Olynyk] was playing well. Of course, I would love to be out there rebounding and blocking shots and be out there with my teammates. But I think K.O. was playing well so coach just wanted to get him out there." Whiteside went on a tirade towards the end of March due to his lack of playing time, but he handled things like a professional this time around. Coach Erik Spoelstra said his decision wasn't about Whiteside and added that it was simply a matchup tweak. We'll see what happens in Game 2.
Apr 15 - 11:30 AM

Hassan Whiteside played just 12 minutes with two points, six rebounds, one assist and two blocks against the 76ers in Game 1 against the 76ers on Saturday.

He did not seem too interested in this game with the 76ers attacking him for most of his time out there. Whiteside hasn't been pleased with being benched before, but he really can't defend how poorly he played today. Maybe he'll be more focused when Joel Embiid comes back, but DFS players probably shouldn't trust Whiteside at this point.
Apr 14 - 10:48 PM

Hassan Whiteside hit 8-of-10 shots for 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Monday's 115-93 loss to the Thunder.

The Thunder pulled away late in this one and it was a much closer game than the final score suggests. Whiteside has righted the ship, averaging 13.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five, as the Heat now sit as the No. 7 seed in the East. And that might be the preferable spot, as a date with the banged up Celtics may not be a bad thing. James Johnson, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Justise Winslow all played well for the Heat in the loss.
Apr 9 - 10:14 PM

Hassan Whiteside hit 7-of-13 shots and 4-of-4 free throws for 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's 101-98 win over the Hawks.

Whiteside is coming off a fine for comments detrimental to the team, but avoided a suspension and looked very aggressive tonight. Of course, Dewayne Dedmon was out and he only had to deal with John Collins, Miles Plumlee and Mike Muscala, but this was still nice to see from the disgruntled big man. Hopefully he's ready to finish the season out in a flurry.
Apr 3 - 10:46 PM

Hassan Whiteside has been fined for comments detrimental to the team, but he will not be suspended.

After losing minutes late during Saturday's game, Whiteside didn't hold back his frustration. "We got one of the best centers in the league. Why we matching up?" he said. "It’s bull—. It’s really bull—, man. There’s a lot of teams that could use a center." We doubt this is the path into coach Erik Spoelstra's good graces, but at least it won't result in any DNPs.
Apr 1 - 3:00 PM

Hassan Whiteside ended up with 14 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal in 20 minutes Saturday against the Nets.

Whiteside was unhappy with the way head coach Erik Spoelstra was playing the matchups, saying "there's a lot of teams that could use a center." He loses a lot of late minutes, and he was extra annoyed by it after the overtime loss. "Man, it's annoying, you know. Why we matching up? We got one of the best centers in the league. Why we matching up? A lot of teams don't have a good center. It's (BS). It's really (BS), man."
Mar 31 - 11:56 PM

Hassan Whiteside said he feels a lot better without his knee brace.

"I feel I can jump higher," Whiteside said. "My athleticism is a lot [better]." This has bee a story for most of the season with him wearing a brace back in December, but then called it "extremely uncomfortable." Now after his time off due to a hip flexor strain, he's playing without it again. Whiteside won't be the type of player to log 30 minutes per night anymore, but he could still have himself plenty of productive games.
Mar 31 - 4:22 PM

After missing almost three weeks, Hassan Whiteside scored eight points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 19 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

Just like it was before he was hurt, Whiteside did not play in the fourth quarter. He did have a really nice stint in the third quarter over eight minutes, and overall this was a win for Whiteside fans. He should be set for a Saturday game against the Nets, but maybe he gets a day off in a Tuesday-Wednesday back-to-back set, especially because the Heat will have clinched a playoff spot by then.
Mar 29 - 10:44 PM

Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, James Johnson and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Bulls on Thursday.

Coach Erik Spoelstra doesn't waste time to put Whiteside back in. Although, the big trend that was going before he was hurt was how he played almost exclusively in the first and third quarters. Either way, you're starting Whiteside in all leagues today.
Mar 29 - 6:51 PM

Hassan Whiteside (hip) will play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He's back after missing the last three weeks. Whiteside did go through shootaround, but it's fair to think he'll be limited after missing so much time. His return will affect Bam Adebayo, James Johnson and Kelly Olynyk, but Olynyk still has to be in all lineups. Go ahead and fire up Whiteside as well.
Mar 29 - 5:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Tyler Johnson
2Dwyane Wade
3Wayne Ellington
4Dion Waiters
SF1Josh Richardson
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Rodney McGruder
PF1James Johnson
2Justise Winslow
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem