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  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside, who suffered a dislocated finger in Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Lakers, saw just 16 minutes of action and produced two points, seven rebounds and one assist.

    Whiteside failed to make much of an impact and the injury he sustained in the game could be partly blamed for his lackluster showing. That said, he's been a fantasy eyesore since Jusuf Nurkic returned to action in the Orlando bubble.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside, who suffered a dislocated finger on Saturday, got it taped up in the locker room and is available to return.

    It's good news for the Blazers, who really need his body in the paint to hopefully slow down Anthony Davis. We should see Whiteside check back in soon.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside hurt his finger in Saturday's game vs. the Lakers and left the court to get it looked at by trainers.

    His pinky finger looked out of place, so it's highly possible that he might have dislocated it. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside, who drew the spot start on Saturday, was relatively quiet as he put up eight points (3-of-5 shooting), eight rebounds and one blocked shot in 26 minutes.

    Whether he's starting or coming off the bench, Whiteside is still not in the groove for his team and it's hurting them. He was a team-worst minus-9 on the +/- column which is telling. He's not the regular season fantasy stud he was pre-hiatus and the return to action of Jusuf Nurkic has only served to further bury his fading value into the Abyss of obscurity. That said, the Blazers desperately need more effort on the defensive glass and coach Terry Stotts said after the game that Whiteside will likely remain in the starting lineup for Game 4.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers are starting Hassan Whiteside alongside Jusuf Nurkic in Game 3 vs. the Lakers on Saturday.

    The move is to address Anthony Davis, who simply bullied the Blazers in the Lakers' Game 2 win. Whiteside and Nurkic will make for a crowded frontcourt and it'll be interesting to see how the team adjusts to the two big men sharing the paint in this one.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Jusuf Nurkic
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jusuf Nurkic was locked up in Thursday's loss to the Lakers, scoring nine points to go with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes of work.

    The Lakers' defense was outstanding in this one and they looked to be playing with a new fire after dropping Game 1. Nurkic will obviously be better than this going forward and we're hoping he can rise to the challenge after Anthony Davis dropped an easy 31 tonight. Hassan Whiteside fared a bit better statistically with six points, nine rebounds, a steal and three blocks in 22 minutes.

  • Wenyen Gabriel
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Wenyen Gabriel will be in the starting lineup for Game 1 in place of Zach Collins (left ankle inflammation) on Tuesday evening.

    Gabriel started the second half of the Blazers' win over the Grizzlies on Saturday after Collins departed with the ankle injury. He had already been reported to be unable to go on Tuesday, so it's only natural that Gabriel will pick up the start in Collins' stead. Gabriel only had three points (1-of-3 FG), one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in nine minutes on Saturday. Most of the playing time will go to other players with Collins sidelined. Look for Hassan Whiteside to inherit a good chunk of the minutes that Collins usually sees.

    Source: Blazers on Twitter

  • Wenyen Gabriel
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Wenyen Gabriel will replace Zach Collins (ankle) in the starting lineup for Game 1 vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Gabriel started the second half for the Blazers during their victory over the Grizzlies after Collins was unable to continue. Despite starting, he played only nine minutes, with Gary Trent Jr. picking up the bulk of the extra playing time. Against the size of the Lakers, Hassan Whiteside could also see additional run.

    Source: Marc Spears on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's tilt with the Mavericks.

    After sitting out on both Saturday and Sunday, Whiteside (hip) could return to the lineup for Tuesday's must-win encounter. After a fantastic season, Whiteside has found himself relegated to a bench role with the return of Jusuf Nurkic. His value has taken a huge hit and he presents as more of a blocks streaming option at this point.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Sixers.

    Whiteside missed Saturday's game vs. the Clippers as well and Jusuf Nurkic saw 33 minutes while Zach Collins saw 25. Nurkic's return has caused Whiteside's opportunity to significantly decrease, averaging just 15.8 minutes in the bubble. He's on the verge of being unplayable due to the competition he has for minutes in Portland.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Whiteside's role decreased dramatically with Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic back with the team and his time as a first round asset is surely over. He has yet to eclipse the 20-minute mark since the restart with averages of 15.8 minutes, 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks so he may be difficult to use even as a last-round option if healthy.

    Source: Aaron Fentress on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside is doubtful to play Saturday against the Clippers due to a left hip strain.

    Things just keep getting worse for Hassan Whiteside. He already has seen his opportunity sliced to about 15 minutes a game in the bubble, and the Blazers have looked fantastic without him in the lineup. Jusuf Nurkic is just too good in comparison, giving everything Whiteside can offer in stature, and plenty more in terms of winning basketball. If you're desperate for a productive body you have to consider letting Whiteside go entirely at this point. It had been a hell of a ride, but we all knew Whiteside couldn't last as a first-round asset for long.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside got moving in the right direction on Tuesday, logging 17 minutes and putting up nine points, seven rebounds and a block.

    Whiteside had played 17 and 15 minutes in the first two bubble games, so this is a baby step towards productivity. Still, this just isn't enough for fantasy GMs. At this rate Whiteside won't be worth plugging into lineups unless he pulls a blocks binge out of thin air.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside played 16 minutes on Sunday, coming away with five points and five rebounds.

    Not good. Jusuf Nurkic has looked fantastic and the drop off from him to Whiteside is steep — mainly because he can make basic reads on offense and play competent team defense. As a result, Whiteside's been relegated to clear bench duty, averaging 16.5 mpg through two Orlando games so far. We knew his volume-based game would suffer in the restart, but this is pretty much the worst-case scenario. Hopefully you didn't spend a middle-round pick on him in resumption leagues. If he's not blocking shots in his short stints on the court, Whiteside is a total zero in fantasy.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside played less than 20 minutes off the Blazers' bench on Friday and was limited to putting up just seven points (3-of-5 shooting), four rebounds and two blocks.

    Ouch. The move to the bench didn't do Whiteside's value any favors. He hasn't been this bad in quite some time. The problem is that Jusuf Nurkic is now healthy and actually played very well as the starting C, so the seeding-games outlook for Whiteside's value looks very grim.