December 30, 2017, 1:04 am
Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting (5-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, two steals and one block in the Heat’s 111-87 loss to the Nets on Friday.
Whiteside did a lot of damage early and getting right to the point this is a great sell high moment for him. Not only does he have a concerning injury history but the Heat have two serviceable options that need minutes in Kelly Olynyk (two points, 1-of-7 FGs, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, 23 minutes) and Bam Adebayo (seven points, five boards, one steal, 28 minutes).
Whiteside owners should almost hope for him to get reduced minutes as a plan to keep him healthy, while Olynyk is an easy must-own player and we’d like to see owners hang on for at least a game to see where Adebayo goes with all his upside. Otherwise, there wasn’t much to glean from this box score.