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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 returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Pistons and scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting with five rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes.
Hassan Whiteside (ankle) looked OK in 29 minutes, but Reed will struggle to hold onto value when HW is active. Whiteside is injury prone and could be a shut-down candidate later in the season, so Reed is still a solid handcuff to own. Jan 28 - 10:38 PM

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Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed will move back to the bench on Saturday against the Pistons.

He was awesome on Friday with 20 points and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's the most improved player at camp. While he loses a ton of value now, Reed has shown he's one of the highest-upside handcuffs in fantasy. He's a decent stash.
Jan 28 - 6:58 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed scored 20 points in a start against the Bulls on Friday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes.

The Bulls are the best rebounding team in the East, so that somewhat explains the low boards. Reed had a great preseason and coach Erik Spoelstra should also get some credit for turning another raw big man into an asset. He will continue to get the bulk of the center minutes with plenty of smalls around him, so he'll have usable value in all leagues until Hassan Whiteside (ankle) comes back. Whiteside shouldn't be out for too long, but he could be shut down later. Reed is a decent player to pick up in competitive leagues to see what happens, especially with his upside.
Jan 28 - 3:04 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed will start next to Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Luke Babbitt against the Bulls on Friday.

It's no secret Reed is everyone's favorite DFS punt today with Hassan Whiteside (ankle) out. In his previous four starts, he averaged 13.5 points, 9.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and 0.5 steals. he also exploded for 22 and 12 in his last one. He's a decent Whiteside handcuff on top of the elite punt tonight.
Jan 27 - 6:56 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed returned from a chest injury on Tuesday and hit 1-of-3 shots for two points and six rebounds in 16 minutes of a win over the Rockets.

He was all the fantasy rage when Hassan Whiteside was out with an eye injury, but Whiteside is back and had 14 points and 15 rebounds tonight, rendering Reed useless. At least for now.
Jan 17 - 10:23 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is available to play Tuesday vs. the Rockets.

Outside of the four games Reed started when Hassan Whiteside was sidelined, Reed is averaging 11.9 minutes as a reserve in the 28 games he has played off the Miami bench this season. Reed's return could cut into James Johnson's minutes, as Miami wouldn't need JJ to backup Whiteside.
Jan 17 - 11:50 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Reed only plays minutes in the teens while Hassan Whiteside is healthy, but this does have a couple fantast implications. Luke Babbitt's minutes will take a hit with Reed back in the rotation and James Johnson won't have to spend a lot of time as the backup center. Reed is just a handcuff for Whiteside's owners in deeper leagues.
Jan 16 - 1:58 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (bruised sternum) was a limited participant during Sunday's practice.

"During the non-contact part, there was some soreness," Reed said. "All in all, I’m fine. We’re just going to see how it feels when you take a blow to it. That’s the biggest key." With Reed on the sidelines, James Johnson has been forced into heavy minutes, earning some run at the five-spot in small ball lineups when Hassan Whiteside goes to the bench. Reed isn't worth a roster spot anywhere.
Jan 15 - 2:14 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (bruised sternum) will not play in Friday's game against the Bucks.

Reed is averaging 11.9 minutes in non-starts this season, backing up Hassan Whiteside. The Heat don't have another true center on the roster. With Reed not available on Friday, Udonis Haslem may see more minutes behind Whiteside. The more intriguing outcome, from a fantasy perspective, would be Miami playing small-ball, with James Johnson seeing additional minutes.
Jan 13 - 12:46 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (bruised sternum) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

He did not practice and was in sweats for the session on Thursday. Reed has been in the rotation as a straight backup to Hassan Whiteside, but likely won't play more than 15 minutes most nights. If he's out, Udonis Haslem could be next man up or the Heat could use James Johnson at the five more.
Jan 12 - 4:29 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed played just 11 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, going 1-of-4 with four points, four rebounds and a block.

He was pretty fun to own while Hassan Whiteside missed four games with an eye injury, but the party is over, as Whiteside has been back for two games and had 28 points and 20 rebounds tonight. Feel free to handcuff Reed if you own Whiteside, but he should generally be dropped for a hot free agent now that Whiteside is back and killing it. But if Whiteside gets traded, Reed could suddenly have a lot of value again.
Jan 11 - 1:10 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed returned to the bench on Sunday, going 2-of-6 from the field on his way to four points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.

Hassan Whiteside (eye) logged 31 minutes as a starter, so it's going to be tough for Reed to be much of a factor in fantasy hoops operating as Whiteside's backup. You could justify handcuffing him to Whiteside, but Reed isn't worth owning in most scenarios while Hassan is healthy.
Jan 8 - 6:44 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

Hassan Whiteside (eye) will be returning from a four-game absence, but Reed won't be completely irrelevant because the Heat are going to ease him back into action. Reed averaged 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in four starts, so Whiteside's owners in deeper leagues should consider owning him as a handcuff.
Jan 8 - 9:20 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Coach Eric Spoelstra was non-committal when asked about who he would start at center on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

Willie Reed (22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 32 minutes) played extremely well on Friday in place of Hassan Whiteside (eye). However, Whiteside is hopeful he will be healthy enough to return to action on Sunday. "There's been so many moving parts with this team, everything is open," Spo said. Still, if Whiteside is able to play, it is safe to assume he'll draw the start.
Jan 7 - 11:56 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed scored 22 points (10-of-15 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs) with 12 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

He averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in his three previous starts, but his two monster games came against the Suns and Lakers and he posted two duds against the Kings and Pistons. Hassan Whiteside (eye) is traveling with the Heat again and could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. the Clippers, so Reed is just a short-term option until Whiteside is cleared. With that said, Reed could emerge down the stretch with the Heat clearly tanking.
Jan 7 - 1:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem