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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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Hassan Whiteside said that he's planning to test his calf in about another week to see if he can return.
Miami continues to list Whiteside as day-to-day, but we're currently in Week-2 of him being sidelined. He did say, however, that the plan is for him to get into some preseason games, so we'll continue to track his status closely. Hassan is one of the few guys in the NBA that can put up a triple-double with blocks, so despite the injury risk, he's still someone worth considering during the early-rounds on draft day. Oct 8 - 6:39 PM

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Hassan Whiteside (calf) will miss Wednesday's preseason game against Orlando.

While Whiteside's right calf injury is worrisome due to his already-existing durability concerns, the Heat are playing it safe with the big man and he should be ready for opening night. Whiteside comes with some injury risk, he also brings plenty of upside to any fantasy roster and remains a high-upside pick in the early rounds of standard fantasy league drafts.
Oct 6 - 1:18 PM

Hassan Whiteside (calf) is feeling "much better" and vowed to be ready for opening night.

"I want to get a couple preseason games," said Whiteside. "I'll for sure be back before the regular season." He's entering a massively important contract year, so the motivation to play won't be lacking, and Whiteside remains a tantalizing pick in the early rounds.
Oct 4 - 5:42 PM

Hassan Whiteside (calf) will not play against the Hornets on Sunday.

Udonis Haslem will take his spot in the starting five. Whiteside hasn't practiced since Tuesday and has missed most of training camp, yet the Heat still don't seem to be concerned. Even if the injury is minor, Whiteside's durability has always been a concern and this is another reason why he will be a risky early-round pick despite some massive upside. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 4 - 11:22 AM

Hassan Whiteside (calf) was held out of Friday's practice.

This is his fourth consecutive day on the sidelines. The injury is still said to be minor, and Whiteside reportedly did a little more work on the sidelines. Still, this is a little concerning because Whiteside hasn't been the most durable player in his career. Consider him day-to-day for now. John Lucas (rest) and Greg Whittington (dehydration) also sat out of Friday's practice.
Oct 2 - 1:19 PM

Hassan Whiteside (calf) missed his third consecutive day of practice on Thursday.

While the injury doesn't seem serious, it's a tad worrisome to see Whiteside already dealing with injuries after he struggled to stay on the court last season. We'll consider the 26-year-old day-to-day for now, but he still presents a high-risk/high-reward draft pick in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Oct 1 - 1:16 PM

Hassan Whiteside (calf) missed his second straight day of practice on Wednesday.

The injury isn't considered serious, but it's not a good sign that Whiteside is already dealing with an injury after struggling to stay healthy last season. Whiteside certainly has enough upside to return early-round value, but he will be pretty pricey on draft day and does carry some injury risk. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 30 - 12:27 PM

Hassan Whiteside missed most of the Heat's first practice on Tuesday due to a calf injury.

"During the workout, I just felt like a tug on my calf muscle, so I'm just taking a couple of days off just to take it day by day," Whiteside said. "It's just kind of day by day. I didn't really know what to expect, because I never injured it before. They just said, 'Just take it day by day,' I mean, it's still early, so there's no rush." We'll be tracking Whiteside's status closely, but this doesn't sound like a major concern. He'll cost you an early-round selection on draft day.
Sep 29 - 2:13 PM

Erik Spoelstra gushed over Hassan Whiteside's offseason work at Heat media day.

"He's in tremendous shape. His commitment to work on his body this summer was great," Spoelstra said. "He's able to really leverage his strengths at the basket. I'm pleased at the work he's put in (this summer)." Whiteside's monstrous upside combined with the hype of last season will demand an early draft pick if you want to have him on your team.
Sep 28 - 11:14 AM

Hassan Whiteside said he has improved his jump shot and free throw shooting this summer.

Whiteside is eager to prove that his breakout 2014-15 season wasn't a fluke, as he unexpectedly averaged 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 2.5 blocks in 32 starts. "I still think I'm going to surprise [people]," Whiteside said. "There's still going to be some things that people are going to be like, `We didn't know he could do that."' He has enough upside to be targeted in the early rounds on draft day.
Sep 27 - 8:14 PM

The Heat have officially guaranteed Hassan Whiteside's contract for next season.

It was one of the easiest decisions the Heat made this summer, but they now face a difficult task to retain him when he becomes a free agent during the summer of 2016. Whiteside will be the starting center for the Heat this season and will be a lock to average a double-double with some blocks if he can stay healthy. That being said, there was a report that the Heat could limit his minutes to around 25 per game if they play against a team that deploys smaller lineups, so that will be something to think about before spending an early-round pick on draft day.
Sep 4 - 12:29 PM

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

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

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