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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 had 16 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 29 minutes on Wednesday, but the Heat still blew a huge lead in Philly.
It's worth noting that Whiteside did check in for Bam Adebayo with 5:46 remaining in a tight game, and he played almost the rest of the way. He went 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line to satisfy fantasy owners -- a bigger line would have been nice with Joel Embiid out tonight, but we shouldn't get greedy. Feb 14 - 10:42 PM

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Hassan Whiteside played just 23 minutes and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block in 23 minutes of Tuesday's 115-112 loss to the Raptors.

Whiteside didn't play in the fourth quarter again and this is becoming a broken record. Bam Adebayo has been getting those minutes, while Kelly Olynyk also gets some of them when he's healthy enough to play. Despite the Heat limiting his minutes, Whiteside is still averaging 14.3 points, 14.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks over his last four games, double-doubling in each of them. Whiteside is too good a player to be permanently sent to the doghouse, but we do worry about him staying motivated if frustrations over playing time continue to build.
Feb 13 - 9:37 PM

Hassan Whiteside said he is frustrated by his reduction in playing time this season.

Whiteside averaged 32.6 minutes per game in 2016-17, but has seen that number drop down to 25.7 this season. "I’m not going to lie. It’s frustrating. It’s nothing I can really do about it. Just keep a positive attitude. Coach is going to try to do what’s best for the team. He just wants to win. If I am playing 10 less minutes than I played last year, there isn’t much I can do about it." Whiteside stated that playing alongside Bam Adebayo is a potential solution that appeals to him.
Feb 13 - 10:14 AM

Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points with 17 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He saw a lot of late run today, which was the opposite trend he had coming into this game. Before tonight, Whiteside shockingly ranked ninth on the team in fourth-quarter minutes in 2018, but coach Erik Spoelstra went with him a bunch even against the floor-spacing Rockets. Obviously Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) not playing was a major factor on this. Either way, this was a good night for Whiteside fans, but we're still only expecting him to play in the upper 20s once Olynyk is back.
Feb 7 - 10:07 PM

Hassan Whiteside implied that he doesn't expect his minutes to rise in Miami anytime soon.

"I played my average minutes, you know," Whiteside said after logging just 23 minutes during Monday's loss to the Magic despite not having Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) for most of the game. "I average, what, 22 minutes, 23 minutes. So that’s pretty much how it’s been." When Whiteside was asked if he expected to get more minutes with Olynyk leaving the game early he responded: "Maybe, maybe. I mean, how long I know [Erik Spoelstra]? About four years? So, I don’t know."
Feb 7 - 11:17 AM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) returned from a one-game absence to score 19 points with 14 rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes in a 111-109 loss to Orlando on Monday.

Whiteside was 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line, but like we've seen many times this season, he didn't close the game or touch the floor in the fourth quarter. Bam Adebayo went off with a double-double, but coach Erik Spoelstra has used those two together in the past and may have to do that again if Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) misses time. The good news for Whiteside's owners is that he only needs minutes in the 20s to put up a monster line.
Feb 5 - 10:20 PM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) will play against the Magic on Monday, as expected.

Whiteside was upgraded to probable this morning, so no surprises here. Whiteside hasn't played particularly well against Orlando this season with averages of 14.0 points, 14.3 boards and just 0.3 swats per contest on 48.6% shooting, so he's not the best DFS target tonight. Bam Adebayo will likely head back to the bench with Whiteside active, and his value will take a fairly large hit.
Feb 5 - 5:53 PM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Monday's game vs. the Magic.

He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but coach Erik Spoelstra said the big man was just getting some extra rest. Assuming Whiteside plays, his owners can plug him back into all season-long lineups. Bam Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk and James Johnson all lose value with Whiteside expected back.
Feb 5 - 11:53 AM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Magic.

Whiteside was limited on Friday and wasn't able to go Saturday, and it sounds like he's still under the weather. We should have a better sense of his availability after Miami's shootaround, so owners should check back in the afternoon -- if he's out, expect Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo to once again split his minutes.
Feb 4 - 5:06 PM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Detroit.

Whiteside logged only 18 minutes Friday night vs. the Sixers and had to leave in the fourth quarter because he was nauseous. Unsurprisingly, he's not yet over the stomach virus. Both Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk will see an uptick in playing time with Whiteside sidelined and are worth considering as streaming options or DFS plays. Adebayo may be inserted into the starting lineup and has intriguing upside, but Olynyk was a more reliable fantasy contributor during Whiteside's extended absence back in December.
Feb 3 - 1:11 PM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) said he was unsure if he would be able to play Saturday vs. the Pistons.

Whiteside left Friday's loss to the Sixers in the fourth quarter due to a stomach virus and was unable to return. "I threw up," Whiteside said. "My stomach is bothering me. I threw up earlier and I felt like I had to go throw up." If Whiteside is unable to play Saturday night, Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk will soak up additional minutes.
Feb 3 - 9:10 AM

Hassan Whiteside (illness) will not return to Friday's game against the 76ers.

Well, we won't get to see Whiteside close against Joel Embiid. Hopefully everything is OK with Whiteside and this will make his fourth-quarter splits look a little worse because of how often he hasn't closed recently. Whiteside finished with just four points, nine boards and three blocks in 18 minutes. Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk will fill in for him.
Feb 2 - 10:19 PM

Hassan Whiteside was nowhere to be seen in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, finishing with nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.

Whiteside tied Rony Seikaly for third in Heat history in blocks tonight (610), although he has a long way to go to catch Dwyane Wade (759), let alone Alonzo Mourning (1,625). That's where the good news ends, as Whiteside has now effectively been a DNP-CD in five fourth quarters this month. He's still racking up top-30 value in just 25.8 minutes over the past month, so there's no reason to panic -- this is also reminder of his upside if he's ever truly unleashed.
Feb 1 - 12:04 AM

The Bucks have reportedly been eying Hassan Whiteside ahead of the trade deadline.

It's no secret that Milwaukee would like to add a center at the deadline, as they've also been linked to DeAndre Jordan, but this is the first we're hearing of them having interest in Whiteside. Whiteside has been rumored to be available, so it'll interesting to see if this report gains any traction. Jabari Parker would likely need to be included to entice Miami to pull the trigger, and a Whiteside departure would open up minutes for guys like Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo.
Jan 31 - 11:29 AM

Hassan Whiteside bounced back to hit 10-of-15 shots and 5-of-6 free throws for 25 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and a block in 26 minutes of Monday's win over the Mavericks.

Whiteside scored just six and eight points in each of his previous two games, but had a heart-to-heart talk with coach Erik Spoelstra recently that appeared to help. Additionally, the Mavericks are constantly torched by opposing centers and Whiteside went to work on them in the first quarter and never looked back. He's been a bit inconsistent this season, but with trade rumors quieting down and a positive meeting with his coach under his belt, Whiteside could be getting ready to roll.
Jan 29 - 11:34 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem