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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 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

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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
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed has been diagnosed with a right calf strain.

He will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Pacers and will be re-evaluated on Sunday morning. He finished the game with four points, one rebound and one steal in 10 minutes. This diagnosis is good news, but he's not out of the woods yet and we'll know more about his status when the Heat run some tests on him Sunday. If he misses time, Hassan Whiteside will have a higher floor and James Johnson could play more minutes as the backup center.
Feb 25 - 10:31 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed left Saturday's game vs. the Pacers on a stretcher after he appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his leg.

It didn't look good at all and he's obviously not returning to this game. The Heat will likely run some tests on him, but we may not get an update until after the game. If he misses time, James Johnson may have to play some backup center behind Hassan Whiteside. We'll have an update shortly.
Feb 25 - 10:17 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

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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SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
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PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
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