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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 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

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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.
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed (back) will not play on Friday.

In a weird twist, he tweaked his back getting out of his seat on the team bus. The Heat don't have much behind Hassan Whiteside, so Reed has a chance to make the team.
Oct 14 - 7:07 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed is thankful to have the backing of a head coach who believes in his abilities.

"Obviously when the coach has confidence in you, that gives you so much more confidence to be able to go out there and just to be that much comfortable when you're out there on the floor," he said. "So when Coach has confidence in me to be able to do what I know that I can do, then it just helps me and helps my teammates, as well." Despite all of the positivity surrounding Reed, he is a complete non-entity in fantasy circles with Hassan Whiteside healthy.
Oct 8 - 6:09 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed again expressed that he's been working on polishing his offensive game this summer.

" I’m working on the offensive part of my game: post moves, reading the defense, catching the ball off of the pick-and-roll and being able to avoid traffic," he said. Reed is really embracing his new chance in Miami, and he could be the next Heat prospect to watch on a team that has developed some solid NBA players seemingly out of nowhere over the last few years. However, as long as Hassan Whiteside is healthy, Reed is very unlikely to be a fantasy factor.
Sep 3 - 4:49 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Willie Reed said that he will spend time this summer honing his skills on the offensive end.

"Obviously my defense is ahead of my offense at this point," said Reed. "So I’ve been working extremely hard to make sure I get better on the offensive end." Reed could be looking at some increased opportunity next season if Chris Bosh (blood clots) is forced into an early retirement, but if Bosh and Hassan Whiteside are healthy, Reed will be an irrelevant name in fantasy hoops.
Jul 21 - 3:17 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

Heat sign F/C Willie Reed to a two-year contract.

The deal is fully guaranteed and carries a player option for the second season. Expected to serve as Hassan Whiteside's primary backup, there isn't much to get excited about regarding Reed's fantasy potential unless Whiteside were to miss an extended period of time. It is worth noting that Reed averaged 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per 36 minutes in Brooklyn, but he's not going to get an open showcase in Miami.
Jul 11 - 10:21 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

The Heat and free agent Willie Reed have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal.

The second year is a player option. The Pacers, Wolves and Warriors had also been linked to Reed, but he opted for a Heat team that's still rebuilding its frontcourt depth. Reed should compete with Udonis Haslem as the primary backup for Hassan Whiteside at center, though Miami could add more big men prior to training camp.
Jul 10 - 7:35 PM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

There is mutual interest between the Warriors and Willie Reed, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Reed only averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 10.9 minutes per game last season and wouldn't serve as much more than a bench option for the Warriors. We'll keep an eye on this situation, but there isn't much from a fantasy standpoint here.
Jul 7 - 11:53 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

The Pacers and Wolves have both expressed an interest in free agent center Willie Reed.

The Spurs are also said to be interested, so it sounds like he has a decent chance of landing another NBA contract after the Nets declined to extend him a qualifying offer. Reed averaged 4.7 points, 3.1 boards and 0.8 blocks in 10.9 minutes per game last season.
Jul 2 - 10:04 AM
Willie Reed - F/C - Heat

The Nets will not give Willie Reed a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Reed missed the end of the 2015-16 season for undisclosed personal reasons, which might have factored into the Nets' decision, but either way he was unlikely to earn many minutes with Brook Lopez healthy. Reed shot 57.1 percent from the field in his 39 games played as a rookie, and has enough upside to warrant a look from another NBA franchise.
Jun 29 - 8:10 PM

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PF1Derrick Williams
2James Johnson
3Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed