• Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

    Whiteside's absence shouldn't raise any alarms as it seems like a minor injury. The Blazers head coach told the media that he tweaked it in Tuesday's session and sat out Wednesday as a result. With Jusuf Nurkić (leg fracture) already expected to miss significant time to start the season, the Blazers will be very cautious with the rest of their frontcourt rotation. Whiteside is a polarizing fantasy figure due to his free throw percentage woes but should be drafted in all leagues with his role on this roster.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter