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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 was noncommittal when asked about his $1.5 million player option for the 2017-18 season.
To be clear, he's fully expected to opt out and test the open market. Reed had a productive season as Hassan Whiteside's primary backup, averaging 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 14.5 minutes per game. For him to help most fantasy owners, he will likely have to leave Miami. Apr 17 - 1:46 PM

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Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed gave Miami 15 strong minutes off the bench on Wednesday, going 8-of-9 from the field for 16 points and six rebounds (three offensive).

Reed came up big in a do-or-die game for the Heat, which speaks volumes about coach Erik Spoelstra's trust in him. With the amount of money being handed out in new contracts this summer, Reed will assuredly decline his $1.6 million player option to test the market.
Apr 12 - 11:15 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed is expected to opt out of his contract after the season and become a free agent this summer.

Reed has a player option of $1.5 million for the 2017-18 season. Considering how well Reed has played in limited minutes, and the dearth of quality big men in the NBA, he will definitely make more than that on the open market. Reed started five games this season and averaged 14.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in those five starts.
Apr 8 - 9:47 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed finished with seven points and six rebounds in Sunday's 112-108 win against the Celtics.

Reed hit all three of his field goal attempts over 18 minutes off the bench. That's about the most you can expect from Reed, however, as he won't see much more playing time as long as Hassan Whiteside is healthy and doing his thing.
Mar 26 - 9:03 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed came off the bench and played 17 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds on 4-of-5 shooting.

Hassan Whiteside suffered a hand laceration that required stitches tonight and if he's going to miss Thursday's game, Reed could be thrust into the starting lineup and heavy minutes. He's more of a DFS option if that happens, but he might also be worth a one-game flier in a daily league if Whiteside is out.
Mar 21 - 11:15 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed is available for Friday against the Wolves.

The Heat have a fairly healthy roster now and Hassan Whiteside is playing lights out, so Reed won't play much.
Mar 17 - 6:23 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed was not at Thursday's practice for personal reasons.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he's fully expected to be back for Friday's game vs. the Wolves, so there's nothing to see here. Reed doesn't have much value while Hassan Whiteside is healthy.
Mar 16 - 1:33 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) played eight minutes with two points, four rebounds, one block and three turnovers against the Magic on Friday.

After what looked like a bad injury on Saturday, he only needed to miss two games. Hassan Whiteside played well and the Heat still went with a small-ball five at times during this game, so they didn't need to play Reed too much in this game. With the Heat now in the playoff mix, the stash appeal on Reed is down.
Mar 3 - 9:19 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) is likely going to play against the Magic on Friday.

He said he is not 100 percent and is not expected to play his usual minutes. Miami doesn't have a backup center tonight, so maybe he only gets burn if Hassan Whiteside is in foul trouble. If he's OK, that takes a few minutes away from James Johnson and Okaro White.
Mar 3 - 5:45 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) participated in the team's shootaround on Monday morning.

Reed has missed two straight games but appears to be progressing in the right direction. Check back later this afternoon for an update on his status.
Mar 3 - 12:33 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

Reed was limited to non-contact work at Thursday's practice, and while head coach Erik Spoelstra said on Wednesday that he's making progress, he's probably a little closer to doubtful. If Reed is out again, Okaro White could pick up some minutes behind Hassan Whiteside (illness).
Mar 2 - 2:11 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

"He's making progress. He's getting better," said head coach Erik Spoelstra of Reed, "but not ready for the court yet." This will be Reed's second straight game on the sidelines, and given that he was only able to ride a stationary bike during Wednesday morning's shootaround, we're going to consider him doubtful for Friday's game in Orlando until we hear otherwise. Hassan Whiteside and James Johnson will pick up some extra minutes with Reed out tonight.
Mar 1 - 11:50 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

Reed was unable to play on Monday due to this ankle bursitis issue, which forced Hassan Whiteside and James Johnson into heavy minutes. If Reed can't give it a go on Wednesday night, it'll be more of the same, and Whiteside could have a monster game against the 76ers. Stay tuned.
Feb 28 - 3:48 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) is dealing with bursitis in his ankle, but head coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't need a walking boot or crutches.

Reed is already moving around and doing some therapy with rehab, so it doesn't sound like he'll be forced to miss a lot of time. Hassan Whiteside started in his usual spot in the middle with Okaro White seeing time off the bench in Reed's stead. Keep Reed reserved in all fantasy leagues until he is able to make it through at least one full game.
Feb 27 - 11:28 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (ankle) is day-to-day and will not play on Monday vs. Dallas.

AN MRI on Sunday morning revealed that he has right ankle bursitis, so Saturday's initial diagnosis of a right calf strain by the Heat was way off. Reed will not travel with the team, so we likely won't get another update until Tuesday. With Reed out, the Heat could use James Johnson as their backup center.
Feb 26 - 12:55 PM

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C1Hassan Whiteside
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