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Hassan Whiteside | Center | #21

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 235
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (3) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Pat Riley said that Hassan Whiteside hasn't reached his ceiling yet.
"He’s 26 years old, he’s a game changer. I don’t think he’s even reached his real ceiling in a couple of areas of the game," Riley said. "And I think that now he’ll be more comfortable once his situation ends." Riley has said that Whiteside will be the Heat's No. 1 priority this offseason, but the big man will likely be a first-round pick in fantasy next season regardless of where he lands in free agency. May 22 - 10:01 AM

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Miami Heat president Pat Riley said the team wants to re-sign Hassan Whiteside.

The 26-year-old is one of the more intriguing free agent options on the market, but Riley doesn't intend on letting him leave Miami. He's obviously, I think, our No. 1 priority. Period. You don't have to look further than that," Riley said. "While there might be players out there in free agency, our No. 1 priority is Hassan Whiteside." While Whiteside may end up with a new team, he'll go into 2016-17 as a first-round fantasy target after a huge 2015-16 season.
Source: USA Today
May 19 - 12:34 PM

Pat Riley said Hassan Whiteside will be contacted at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 for free agency.

Needless to say, he's Miami's top priority. Perhaps no player increased his salary more than Whiteside, who could now be looking at a max deal. With Dwight Howard appearing to be past his prime, Whiteisde figures to be the top free agent rim protector this summer.
May 18 - 3:48 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will not have surgery over the offseason.

Whiteside has a big summer ahead of him as an unrestricted free agent, so this is good news for him as he looks for his next contract. The 26-year-old was a fantasy monster in 2015-16 and likely won't make it out of the first round of 2016-17 drafts as long as he can come into camp healthy.
May 17 - 1:23 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) said that he is improving each day, but he wouldn't offer a timetable for a return.

The big man will travel for Game 7 on Sunday, but the Heat have already ruled him out. "I’m just kind of rehabbing and getting better each day," Whiteside said. "I don’t really have a [timeline] for you, just getting better. Each day, I do more and more stuff toward basketball." If the Heat do advance to the next round, it sounds like there's a chance Whiteside could miss some time vs. the Cavs as well. Justise Winslow and Luol Deng will see the bulk of the frontcourt minutes on Sunday with Josh McRoberts seeing minutes in the teens off the bench.
May 14 - 9:15 AM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will not play in Game 7 at Toronto on Sunday.

The Heat are being careful with him. Whiteside getting ruled out so early suggests he might not be ready for Game 1 against the Cavs, assuming the Heat can get a road win on Sunday. It was a small-ball special on Friday with Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson stepping up. Josh McRoberts was also called on for 18 minutes.
May 13 - 11:39 PM

Hassan Whiteside (knee) is being listed as out for Friday's Game 6 against the Raptors.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he didn't anticipate Whiteside doing anything more than rest and rehab on Friday, so it's not surprising at all to see him listed as out on the injury report. Amare Stoudemire, Udonis Haslem and Josh McRoberts will continue to pick up some extra minutes in Whiteside's absence, but none of those guys make for great DFS targets. Luol Deng (wrist) will likely be forced into heavy minutes, with Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade doing more on offense.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) is doubtful to play in Game 6 on Friday.

Erik Spoelstra said that Whiteside has yet to progress to any on-court work, and he anticipates Whiteside continuing to do nothing but rest and rehab on Friday. Whiteside isn't even a week into his MCL injury, which is an injury that typically takes a minimum of two weeks to heal, so there's really no chance he plays again during Miami's second-round series. The Heat will use a committee approach to help fill the void left by Whiteside with Amare Stoudemire, Udonis Haslem and Josh McRoberts seeing an uptick in minutes.

Erik Spoelstra said that he doesn't know if Hassan Whiteside (knee) has any mobility basketball-wise.

Whiteside didn't even travel with the team to Toronto for Game 5 in order to receive rest and treatment in Miami, but given that he's dealing with an MCL sprain, it would be surprising to see him return at any point during Miami's second-round series. Amare Stoudemire will be in the starting lineup sans Whiteside, with Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem picking up some extended minutes. Luol Deng should also see his playing time north of 40, while Goran Dragic will be asked to do more on offense.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will not play in Game 5 against the Raptors.

Whiteside will not travel with the team to Toronto and will stay in Miami for therapy and rest, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra. Whiteside's best-case scenario at this point is a Game 6 or 7 return, but even that is looking dubious. Josh McRoberts, Amare Stoudemire, and Udonis Haslem will continue to pick up the slack for Whiteside.

Hassan Whiteside (knee) has a "first degree" MCL sprain, according to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald.

The Heat are very cryptic with their injury updates, but coach Erik Spoelstra feels the MRI yielded positive results. A Grade 1 MCL sprain can be a day-to-day injury or multiple weeks, so the prognosis is unclear. According to this report, the Heat are expected to allow Whiteside to rest for a few days before they test the stability of the knee. If he somehow can play in Game 6 or 7, he would likely have to deal with pain tolerance. For now, the Heat will have to use Josh McRoberts, Udonis Haslem, Amare Stoudemire and more small-ball in Game 4 and 5.
Source: 790 Miami
May 9 - 6:00 PM

Hassan Whiteside (right MCL sprain) will not play in Monday's Game 4 vs. Toronto.

Miami has now confirmed what we all assumed to be true. Without Whiteside, who is currently sporting a knee brace and walking boot, the Heat will be forced to play more small ball while relying on reserves Udonis Haslem, Josh McRoberts and perhaps Amare Stoudemire for size. Whiteside's absence puts a lot of pressure on Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Goran Dragic, as well.

Hassan Whiteside (sprained right MCL) is in a knee brace and a walking boot.

The Heat can list Whiteside as day-to-day, but we all know that's not entirely accurate. It would be nothing short of shocking to see the big fella on the court in Monday's Game 4, and it's absolutely conceivable that he'll miss (at least) the remainder of the second round. Without him, Miami will need everyone to step up, but Udonis Haslem, Josh McRoberts and possibly Amare Stoudemire will be the prime beneficiaries from a playing time perspective.
May 9 - 10:10 AM

Erik Spoelstra said that it's "way too early" to tell when Hassan Whiteside (right knee) will be able to return to the court.

While Whiteside is officially being listed as questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors, it would be absolutely shocking to see him take the court after being diagnosed with an MCL sprain. Whiteside will more than likely spend at least the next two weeks on the sidelines, meaning he's all but done for the remainder of Miami's second-round series. Amare Stoudemire will likely find himself back in the starting five sans Whiteside, while there will be more minutes available for guys like Udonis Haslem and Josh McRoberts.

Hassan Whiteside (right knee) did not participate during Sunday's practice, and he is officially being listed as questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors.

Whiteside has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain, and he was spotted sporting a velcro immobilizing walking cast during Sunday's practice. While Miami is currently listing Whiteside as day-to-day with the injury, he's more than likely going to miss the remainder of the Heat's second-round series, as Erik Spoelstra said he's planning to be without his rim protector for Game 4. Udonis Haslem, Josh McRoberts, Amare Stoudemire, Luol Deng and Justise Winslow will all be asked to pick up the slack in Whiteside's absence.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Josh Richardson
3Tyler Johnson
4Briante Weber
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Joe Johnson
3Gerald Green
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
3Dorell Wright
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Amare Stoudemire