March 22, 2018, 3:37 pmHassan WhitesideC, Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside is out for Friday’s game in Oklahoma City with a left hip flexor strain.
Originally called hip pain, then updated to hip strain, Whiteside is headed for his seventh consecutive missed game. Kelly ‘The Clinic’ Olynyk has been on fire recently and has helped bring a more up-tempo offense to the Heat. James Johnson and Bam Adebayo have also seen a few nice games in Whiteside’s absence. The Heat have essentially clinched the playoffs, so do not be surprised if Whiteside continues to get held out so he is healthy come playoff time.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter