October 20, 2017, 11:23 am
Whiteside finished that one with a huge 20-20 game, so it’s a bit surprising to hear about this after the fact. Add him to the list of big name players who have already been stricken by the injury bug. While it doesn’t figure to be an extended absence, Kelly Olynyk figures to see the biggest boost as the Heat seem likely use him as the starting center. Rookie Bam Adebayo should also see more than the six minutes he received in the opener, while James Johnson may also get more time at the four and could start if Olynyk moves to center. This also bodes well for Justise Winslow.