December 23, 2017, 8:35 pm
Hassan Whiteside is making progress in his return from a knee bone bruise, with coach Erik Spoelstra revealing that he’s moved on to one non-impact conditioning workout followed by on-court work as part of his routine.
The Heat still don’t have an official timetable for his return but every time something comes out it’s a sign of progress for Whiteside. Hopefully he’s not out into the new year, but he’s been ramping up his activity slowly but surely over the past few weeks. Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk have been performing admirably in his stead, with Olynyk’s versatility making him a better fantasy option. The Heat will need to rework their rotation when Whiteside returns and it’ll probably be Adebayo getting the short end of the straw in that battle.