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April 11, 2019, 12:03 amHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside sat out the season's final game with a DNP-CD on Wednesday,
While Whiteside played 72 games this season (53 starts), his minutes dropped again, down to just 23.3 per game. The numbers that dive his borderline-top-100 season are 11.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 57.1 percent FGs and 44.9 percent FTs. Those that keep expecting him to leave or be traded probably have another season to wait, as he has a lucrative player-option to stay with the Heat. Whiteside is going the wrong way as he approaches age 30, but he could still be a steal if you're punting free throws since his rank jumps to 43/27 (8/9-cat) per-game.
April 10, 2019, 12:14 amHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside did not need much time (14 minutes) in Tuesday's win over the Sixers to deliver 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds, two steals and four blocks.
Whiteside has been solid with his minutes managed this way. He's become somewhat of a per-minute stud since finding a way to explode with energetic play in spurts since the All-Star break.
April 3, 2019, 10:58 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside put up 18 points and 15 rebounds on 9-of-11 shooting in a loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
He played 21 minutes and continued the trend of games where he gets points and rebounds on good shooting without adding much else to the game. He had zero assists, zero steals, zero blocks and missed all four of his attempts from the stripe. He is at top-150 value over the past month while Bam Adebayo is top-50, so it is possible there has been a shift in power at the center position in Miami. Adebayo had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks on 5-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes.
March 30, 2019, 10:44 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside was able to collect 17 points (7-of-10 shooting), 13 rebounds, a steal and a block in Saturday's win over the Knicks.
Whiteside has been a top-150 player in the past two weeks and his lack of minutes is the result of that. He's currently averaging 9.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 0.9 blocks in 15.4 minutes per game. He's still a late-round asset but if you need help in other categories, feel free to let him go.
March 26, 2019, 11:07 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside played just 15 minutes and had 10 points, two rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Magic.
Whiteside has reached 20 minutes just once in his last seven games, averaging about 15 minutes over that span. If you need a shot at one of his sporadically great games, you can hold onto him, but if you need something reliable, feel free to move on. Bam Adebayo had nine points, 11 boads, three dimes and two steals in his 30-minute start.
March 23, 2019, 11:35 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside only played five minutes on Saturday night against the Wizards.
Washington trends very small but it's still surprising that Whiteside couldn't get more run than this, even accounting for a big game from Bam Adebayo. Whiteside managed two points, three rebounds and a block in his time on the floor and should bounce back in the next one.
March 23, 2019, 12:25 amHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside was able to collect 14 points (6-of-8 shooting), nine rebounds and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Bucks.
Milwaukee was up by 25 points after three quarters so this counts as the best Heat line of the night as everyone saw their minutes reduced. Whiteside has taken a back seat to Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo lately but remains a standard-league value thanks to his prolific output in blocks. It's not going to be an easy ride, but there's still late-round value at least.
March 13, 2019, 10:51 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
The Heat dominated the Pistons on Wednesday and Hassan Whiteside was a big reason why with 13 points and 11 rebounds in 20 minutes.
He continues to come off the bench for Bam Adebayo, who had 10 points and five rebounds on 3-of-3 shooting in 17 minutes. Whiteside did shoot just 6-of-12 from the field, but he added an assist and a block to the box score as well. He has been the worst of the Heat’s main big men as he is outside the top-140 value and both Kelly Olynyk and Adebayo are top-50. The rest of the season might be tough for Whiteside from a fantasy perspective.
March 7, 2019, 12:14 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside indicated that he would accept coming off the bench if coach Erik Spoelstra continued to start Bam Adebayo for the remainder of the season.
Whiteside has come off the bench the last two games after a three game absence, and has put up a combined 22 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocks in 35 minutes, showing that he is more than capable of putting up numbers even in a bench role. If Whiteside creeps back up to his 25.1 mpg average, it will not matter if he comes off the bench or starts.
Source: Miami Herald
March 6, 2019, 9:29 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside logged just 20 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday but was still productive as he dropped 18 points (8-of-14 shooting), 15 rebounds and four blocks.
For what it's worth, the minutes management that coach Spoelstra has Whiteside on is working wonders. He apparently has an issue with fatigue. As long as he's delivering double-doubles with multiple blocks, we're not going to mind his managed workload. Bam Adebayo had 10 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes as a starter.
March 4, 2019, 10:04 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside returned to action off the bench on Monday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting while adding seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks.
Whiteside missed the previous three games with a left hip strain but only logged 15 minutes off the bench. He was still able to deliver everything owners want out of him besides points which is good news, but the real question mark is how healthy he really is. The Heat are comfortable running Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk heavy minutes so it might take a couple games before Whiteside gets his usual dosage of playing time, but even then he was never a 30-minute guy when fully healthy.
March 4, 2019, 6:10 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) is available for Monday's game against the Hawks.
Whiteside will be returning from a three-game absence. We don't have confirmation that he will start, it's likely that he replaces Adebayo in the starting lineup in a great matchup.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
March 3, 2019, 5:46 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside (left hip strain) is questionable for Monday's game against the Hawks.
Whiteside's injury has been changed from a hip pointer to a strain, not that it should matter much for fantasy owners. He's missed the previous three games and Bam Adebayo has been a quality replacement. Whoever starts tomorrow should be an automatic start in a great matchup.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
March 2, 2019, 5:52 pmHassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat
Hassan Whiteside (hip pointer) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nets.
This will be Whiteside's third straight absence due to the hip pointer. Bam Adebayo is expected to draw the start and should be in for another big game.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter