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  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) was limited to non-contact work during Saturday's practice, but expects to play in the Blazers' opener.

    Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game after injuring his ankle through 16 minutes of play. Whiteside expects to be fine for Wednesday and is in line to have a bounce back season in his new threads.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) will not not be ready to play by opening night.

    Gasol has been working his way back from from surgery but will not have a big role this season regardless. The Blazers also brought in Hasan Whiteside to man center, while Jusuf Nurkic recovers.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Thursday's preseason game.

    Whiteside left Wednesday's game multiple times, and although a finger injury wasn't serious, the ankle injury appears to be enough to keep him off the court. This would put some extra pressure on Zach Collins, and maybe elevate someone like Anthony Tolliver or Skal Labissiere if Whiteside missed time into the regular season. Keep an eye out for any updates on Whiteside's health in the coming days.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain and will not return to the Blazers' game against the Jazz.

    The second injury of the night for Whiteside proved to be too much to play through, and he will likely be reevaluated in the next couple of days. There is mild cause for concern considering that he was already dealing with a sprain to this ankle. If he misses extended time, Zach Collins will soak up a ton of minutes in the middle while Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere could see extended run as well. Whiteside finished his night with 11 rebounds and five points in 16 minutes.

    Source: Portland Trail Blazers PR

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside left Wednesday's preseason game again, this time tweaking his left ankle.

    This is cause for much more concern than the finger jam from earlier, as he had been dealing with a sprain with this ankle since before the preseason started. Hopefully we'll learn more about the extent of the injury soon.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (finger) returned to Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    The injury was apperently non-serious and Whiteside is back out there. Whiteside will look to continue warm up with the new season on the horizon.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside left Wednesday's game early after jamming his finger on the rim on a block attempt.

    It's possible that he doesn't return to this one as the Blazers need to be cautious with their lack of depth in the middle. We'll update this situation as it progresses. Zach Collins figures to get a lot of burn while he is out.

    Source: Dwight Jaynes on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside scored 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting chipping in six rebounds, one assist, one steal/block and six turnovers in Saturday's loss to Suns.

    Whiteside was efficient during tonight's game making all his shots from the field and the charity stripe. This performance is what we can expect from him in this Blazers lineup; great floor spacing providing opportunity to free up space in the post for easy buckets.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard (rest), C.J. McCollum (rest) and Hassan Whiteside (rest) are all sitting out Thursday's preseason game against Maccabi Haifa for rest purposes, while Pau Gasol (foot) is out as well.

    Nothing to see here as the Blazers just elected to rest their critical players against an International team in an exhibition game. Draft each as you normally would.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Zach Collins
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins may have played a team-high 24 minutes on Tuesday in a 105-94 win over the Nuggets, but his production left a lot to be desired as he managed just 10 points, six rebounds and nothing else.

    Collins has plenty of potential to be a blocks-and-threes stud, but so far he's had plenty of games like this where he just doesn't fill up the box score. The opportunity is there this season with quite a few frontcourt players having departed Portland. Collins is worth a late pick if his profile fits your needs. Hassan Whiteside played just 12 minutes, providing seven points and four rebounds, but the star big man tonight was Skal Labissiere with a 10-point, 12-board double-double in just 17 minutes. He's unlikely to repeat this feat even once this season.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) was able to practice on Monday.

    Whiteside said he'd play in Tuesday's preseason game and while the team hasn't officially cleared him for that, this does bode well. We're not worried about this affecting him much longer.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) expects to practice on Monday and play in Tuesday's preseason opener.

    Whiteside said that he did a lot of work on Saturday and that he'll definitely play, though Terry Stotts was more diplomatic about it, as expected. It does sound like a minor issue so we wouldn't anticipate this dragging out into the regular season.

    Source: The Oregonian

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) missed another practice on Thursday.

    The injury isn't believed to be serious as the team is just being cautious with their big-man acquisition. Whiteside is expected to play a sizable role and is a prime target for anyone who can stomach his free throw shooting.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

    Whiteside's absence shouldn't raise any alarms as it seems like a minor injury. The Blazers head coach told the media that he tweaked it in Tuesday's session and sat out Wednesday as a result. With Jusuf Nurkić (leg fracture) already expected to miss significant time to start the season, the Blazers will be very cautious with the rest of their frontcourt rotation. Whiteside is a polarizing fantasy figure due to his free throw percentage woes but should be drafted in all leagues with his role on this roster.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside believes he will blossom as a passer in the Blazers offense.

    For the past couple of weeks, Whiteside has been scrimmaging with his new teammates at the Blazers' practice facility. He said, 'There’s scrimmages we have where I have six, seven assists like that.' Whiteside only averaged 0.8 assists last season however if the Blazers use him like the Pistons used Andre Drummond a couple of seasons ago, he could certainly see a rise in assists. Drummond increased his assists average from 1.1 to 3.0, so the blueprint is there for Whiteside. With Jusuf Nurkic injured, the Blazers will need to lean on Whiteside at centre. Look for him to be picked up in the middle rounds of standard-league drafts.

    Source: The Athletic