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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
Contract: view contract details

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Hassan Whiteside scored seven points with three rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 11 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.
He got into some foul trouble and Joel Embiid called to the bench to take him out. Because of that, we have our first NBA Twitter beef. Some videos popped up of the play with Embiid and Whiteside replied with his side of the story. Embiid also replied to Whiteside with a comment and #softy. Both Whiteside and The Process are going to have big seasons if healthy with Whiteside as the better fantasy pick for his durability. Oct 14 - 12:14 AM

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Hassan Whiteside is not starting on Wednesday against the Wizards.

It's fair to assume he's not going to play with Kelly Olynyk getting the start. Whiteside has looked very good this month and really has no reason to play in the preseason anymore. He's locked and loaded as a second-round pick in standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 6:59 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

There's some talk of Whiteside improving his shooting and he looked outstanding on the offensive side tonight. He comes into camp in great shape and he should have a chance to repeat as the NBA's top rebounder with his 14.1 boards per game last year. He'll also look to take his blocks crown back from Rudy Gobert and perhaps he can improve on his 17.0 points per game from 2016-17. He's worth a pick in the second round of drafts.
Oct 7 - 9:38 PM

Hassan Whiteside had eight points (2-of-5 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs), 11 rebounds, one block and five personal fouls in 19 minutes on Sunday.

Whiteside owns single-season franchise records for rebounds per game (12.3) and blocks per game (2.8), and he should keep rolling as a second-round fantasy value. He did appear to bang knees with Taurean Prince at one point, but he looked fine after returning. We're leaving him off the injury report.
Oct 1 - 8:44 PM

Hassan Whiteside said he will work on adding some range to his game this offseason.

"I might shoot a three every once and while," Whiteside said. "I don't really want to be like a big-time perimeter guy. I just want to shoot enough to where you've actually got to guard it. Even threes, I can shoot threes. But I don't want to be one of those centers that shoot five or six threes and then you're not even dominating in the paint anymore." If Whiteside could offer fantasy owners a few triples here and there, that would be a nice bonus, but he'll be an early-round stud either way.
Jun 6 - 2:58 PM

Pat Riley has lofty expectations for Hassan Whiteside's future.

"Erik [Spoelstra] and I, we discuss a lot of things about Hassan and how he can better help us," Riley said. "Can he be a 17 [points], 14 [rebounds] and 4 [blocks] guy and shoot 61 percent and 70 percent from the line, which is what I think he is right about now? Or can he be a 25 [points] and 17 [rebounds] and six [blocks] player? I think he can be that, but you have to carve out something more for him offensively." In case it's not obvious, Riley thinks very highly of his franchise center and Spoelstra added that the Heat don't want to put a ceiling on the 27-year-old center's potential.
Apr 24 - 12:19 PM

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra was effusive in his praise of Hassan Whiteside during exit interviews.

"I think [Whiteside's] growth has been staggering," said Spoelstra. "You can define it how you want. He can become one of the greats." Whiteside finished the 2016-17 season averaging a career-high 17.0 points and a league-leading 14.1 rebounds, as well as 2.1 blocks. He joined Dwight Howard and Hakeem Olajuwon as just the third player since 1983 to average at least 17 points, 14 boards and two blocks in the same season.
Apr 18 - 11:57 AM

Hassan Whiteside closed the 2016-17 season with another big double-double, scoring 24 points with 18 rebounds (five offensive) and two blocked shots.

Whiteside established himself as a second-round fantasy value this season, or higher if you can live with his 62.8 percent free throws. It's small solace after barely missing the postseason, but Miami went 30-11 in the second half of the season, which is easily the best second-half record for a team that missed the playoffs. They know what they have in Whiteside, as well as core guys like Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson, so there's still cause for optimism in Miami despite the season's disappointing end.
Apr 12 - 11:17 PM

Hassan Whiteside posted 23 points, 18 rebounds and two blocked shots with a steal and assist over 36 minutes Monday against the Cavaliers.

Whiteside has five double-doubles in five outings in the month of April, averaging 18.8 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots. He has been a fantasy beast all season and if the Heat qualify for the playoffs he'll be an attractive postseason fantasy option while maintaining his usual stud status in DFS play.
Apr 10 - 11:25 PM

Hassan Whiteside had one of his best games of the season in a 106-103 win over the Wizards on Saturday, scoring 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.

Whiteside blocked a Bradley Beal 3-point attempt which would've tied the game, so his defense kept Miami's slim postseason hopes alive. The Heat will now need to win their final two games and will need the Pacers or Bulls to drop a game. However, their schedule isn't exactly ideal, as they face the Cavaliers on Tuesday and the Wizards on Wednesday. Both games are at home, though.
Apr 8 - 10:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside made 4-of-14 from the field for 12 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and two turnovers during a 96-94 loss to the Raptors on Friday.

His hand injury is definitely bothering him and he didn't get his first bucket until 5:40 left in the third. Whiteside also wasn't happy with the Raptors drawing fouls. "My hat goes off to [Jonas Valanciunas], that guy’s a Grammy Award winning actor. It’s amazing," Whiteside said. "He just throws his head back and it’s a foul. We know they like to flop, the antics they do, we know that." Miami is now a full game behind the Bulls and Pacers.
Apr 7 - 11:01 PM

Hassan Whiteside hauled in 20 rebounds during Wednesday's road win, adding 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), three blocks, one steal and just one turnover in 31 minutes.

Whiteside recently became the first Heat player with at least 1,000 rebounds in a season, and tonight's game gave him the franchise record with 54 double-doubles. Miami's bet on the former D-League player has paid off richly, and the guaranteed $49 million they owe him over the next two seasons is a fair bargain in today's NBA.
Apr 5 - 9:54 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Sunday, adding two assists and three blocks in a costly loss to Denver.

Whiteside is the first player in Heat history to grab 1,000 rebounds in a season, but his personal accomplishment was overshadowed by the defeat. Miami missed a chance to overtake the Pacers for the No. 8 seed, but they're still in a virtual tie by virtue of the Pacers' double OT loss tonight. Expect Whiteside and co. to bring their best vs. Charlotte on Wednesday.
Apr 2 - 9:43 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points with 16 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes vs. the Knicks on Friday.

He was invisible in the first half with four points and four rebounds, but looked much better after the break. Whiteside is still a little banged up and is playing though some pain in his shooting hand which explains why his shot attempts are down. He finished 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, and with the Heat sitting just 0.5 games over the Bulls (No. 9 seed), Whiteside's owners wont have to worry about him taking any time off.
Mar 31 - 11:18 PM

Hassan Whiteside scored 11 points with nine rebounds, one assist and four blocks during a 105-88 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

He's talked about the pain in his hand from the stitches and his scoring is slightly down these days. He will get these Knicks again on Friday and he should have a better outing than this one. Whiteside also had some fun quotes about his team after the game. "When the season started out, we were strangers. Strangers became friends, and then friends became family. These my guys," Whiteside said. His Heat are now in the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference.
Mar 30 - 12:01 AM

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PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Dion Waiters
2Josh Richardson
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Rodney McGruder
2Justise Winslow
PF1James Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
3Okaro White
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Edrice Adebayo
3A.J. Hammons
4Udonis Haslem