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Willie Reed | Center/Forward | #35

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Saint Louis
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Willie Reed (knee) returned to action on Wednesday with seven rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes off Miami's bench.
Reed was available to play on Monday vs. the Celtics but he wound up with a DNP-CD. He's a strict backup-center to Hassan Whiteside, making him little more than a handcuff in deep leagues. Dec 1 - 2:10 AM

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Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (knee) is expected to play on Monday vs. Boston.

Hassan Whiteside is questionable with a left knee issue, so Reed could potentially be looking at heavy minutes which puts him on the radar as a dart throw in DFS. Reed is averaging 4.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in 12.5 minutes per game this season.
Nov 28 - 12:56 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (knee) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

He was going through some pre-game warmups on Saturday, so he's getting close. Reed is just a handcuff for Hassan Whiteside's owners in deeper leagues.
Nov 27 - 1:28 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (knee) remains out for Saturday.

He went through a pre-game routine tonight and said he may have a chance to play Monday. Josh McRoberts will be the backup five until Reed can return.
Nov 26 - 6:41 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (right knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Josh McRoberts will continue to pick up some limited run off the bench in Reed's absence, but neither of these guys are worth owning in most settings.
Nov 22 - 4:14 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (hyperextended right knee) will not play on Monday vs. Philly.

He's hopeful to return to the court "very soon," so he's likely day-to-day. With Reed out Monday, coach Erik Spoelstra said he will likely give Josh McRoberts some minutes.
Nov 21 - 11:52 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (hyperextended right knee) is hopeful that he'll be able to get back to the court "very soon."

"I went up to try to block a dude’s shot at the end of the shot clock and I just landed wrong," Reed said after Saturday’s game. "Initially it was very painful, but by the time I got back here I felt better about it." Reed said that he's dealt with a hyperextended knee in the past, but the injury only forced him to miss a "couple days." He's already been ruled out for Monday's game against the 76ers, but perhaps he can return to action Wednesday in Detroit.
Nov 20 - 4:51 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (hyperextended right knee) will not return to Saturday's game.

He tweaked his knee and went straight to the locker room. Reed was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power, but did have a little assistance. He was playing well and was the No. 2 center. If he's out, we should see more Josh McRoberts.
Nov 19 - 7:56 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed played 21 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with seven points and three rebounds.

Besides Hassan Whiteside, Reed is the only Heat player to log more than 10 seconds as a center -- Justise Winslow has 0.1 minutes there. Josh McRoberts (knee) could be a threat to Reed's playing time, but McRoberts is limited to just inbounds passes. Reed is a semi-sneaky asset in very deep leagues for owners needing a center.
Oct 29 - 12:31 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed was effective again on Friday with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks in 20 minutes on Friday.

He's probably in the top 10 for players to earn a bigger role in the preseason. Reed seems to have locked down the backup center spot behind Hassan Whiteside. We've seen the Heat turn trash into treasure before, so keep an eye on Reed. He's already on the radar in very deep leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:13 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed scored 12 points with five rebounds, one steal and four blocks in 23 minutes on Thursday.

You can pencil him into the 15-man roster and Reed may even have a chance to get in the rotation. Coach Erik Spoelsta is certainly not afraid to go with a lineup without a true center, but Hassan Whiteside and Udonis Haslem will likely be the only other big men on the team. Reed is worth watching in deep leagues.
Oct 20 - 9:37 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Center Willie Reed started and hit 8-of-11 shots for 16 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's win.

Reed is getting a good look from the Heat and has a chance to be Hassan Whiteside's backup this season. He's rebounding very well thus far, and looked good offensively tonight. Keep an eye on him if you're in a very deep league.
Oct 18 - 10:14 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed grabbed 13 rebounds against the Wolves on Saturday with seven points and one block in 26 minutes.

The Heat rested most of their rotation tonight to allow Reed to clean the glass. The Heat need another center behind Hassan Whiteside, so maybe Reed can make the rotation.
Oct 15 - 11:23 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Beno Udrih, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow, Derrick Williams and Willie Reed will start on Saturday.

It's good to hear Reed is back after he hurt his back getting off the bus on Friday. The Heat are resting a bunch of players, so don't read to much into this one.
Oct 15 - 7:16 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (back) may sit out Saturday's preseason contest vs. the Timberwolves.

The Heat are taking no chances. Hassan Whiteside (rest), Udonis Haslem (rest) and Josh McRoberts (foot) are all also out of this one, so Miami may have to get really creative with its lineups.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
PF1Derrick Williams
2Luke Babbitt
3James Johnson
4Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed