December 5, 2017, 2:43 pm
Heat center Hassan Whiteside (knee) will not return during the Heat’s upcoming three-game road trip.
Whiteside’s next chance to return will be next Wednesday against Portland when the Heat come home. It’s a bone bruise so it’s not serious enough that owners should panic. In his absence Bam Adebayo has been starting and producing 6.3 points, 4.0 boards and 2.3 steals while Kelly Olynyk has been coming off the bench and averaging 14.0 points, 5.3 boards and 4.3 assists. They are both just short term adds with Olynyk being the better of the two while also possibly maintaining some value when Whiteside returns.