February 27, 2020, 11:04 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside put up a strong double-double on Thursday with 18 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots as the Blazers fell 106-100 to the Pacers.
Whiteside has rebounded and blocked his way to an unlikely top-10 fantasy season and at this point, that's mostly sustainable especially with Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins with uncertain timelines. Keep rolling Whiteside out there.
February 26, 2020, 1:14 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside had a big 18-point, 19-rebound double-double vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, adding three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
While Whiteside catches plenty of flak for not contributing much toward winning real basketball games, he continues to thrive in fantasy. But keep an eye on those free throws. Much of his resurgence this season was due to a huge jump in free throw percentage. However, he's back to 53.1% over the past month after hitting over 70% for most of the season.
February 22, 2020, 1:34 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside accumulated 19 points (9-for-16 shooting), 12 rebounds, six blocks and two assists across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Whiteside's miraculous season of putting up top-10 fantasy numbers continues with another gaudy block total in this one. Whiteside is proving to be one of the best draft day values this season. Continue riding the wave.
February 18, 2020, 2:36 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Per Jason Quick of The Athletic, Hassan Whiteside is unlikely to lose the starting C job when Jusuf Nurkic returns to game action.
It's going to take some time for Nurkic to get up to speed in addition to the team likely being conservative on back-to-backs. The Blazers are trying hard to get the eighth spot in the west, but won't do it at the expense of their long-term big man. Whiteside has put up first-round value on the year and should be safe heading into the stretch run.
Source: The Athletic
February 12, 2020, 10:30 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside collected two technical fouls on Wednesday and was ejected, finishing with 16 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes.
Whiteside is known for his antics on the court, and his flexing on Jonas Valanciunas got him ejected with less that 30 seconds left in the game. Despite the bad behavior, Whiteside is a safe top-20 value moving forward and owners shouldn't be worried about Jusuf Nurkic returning. Nurkic had a setback with a calf injury and will be ramped up slowly when he returns.
February 11, 2020, 11:06 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside double-doubled as usual on Tuesday with 17 points (8-of-12 FGs) and 14 boards in a losing effort, adding three assists and a block in 27 minutes.
Regardless of the real-life results, Whiteside continues to dominate as a fantasy center. Having made it past the trade deadline in Portland and with Jusuf Nurkic still not close to returning, he should be a safe top-20 play for the rest of the season.
February 9, 2020, 11:43 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (left leg contusion) returned to action and put up 11 points and 17 rebounds in a win over the Heat on Sunday.
Whiteside shot 3-of-8 from the field and added four blocks to the stat sheet. He is a top-10 value on the season and should have no issues maintaining that value until Jusuf Nurkic returns.
February 9, 2020, 7:44 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (left leg contusion) will take the floor for the Blazers-Heat matchup on Sunday.
Whiteside was out on Friday with the injury, but it appears the day of rest was all he needed. Rev him up and enjoy the early-round production as Whiteside will be plenty motivated to take on his former team tonight.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 7:39 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (left leg contusion) is probable to face the Heat on Sunday.
Whiteside has missed a game with this injury, which wasn't considered to be serious. He will get a revenge-game matchup in the Heat, which he should be able to capitalize on with Bam Adebayo being the only one able to body up on him. Expect Whiteside to have a strong game.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 9:46 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (left leg contusion) will not play Friday vs. the Jazz.
There have not been any indications that this is a serious injury, but definitely keep an eye on him. Whiteside has held top 10 fantasy value all season and there's no reason to think he should slow down in the near future. Jusuf Nurkic's return looms but until we see him on the court, Whiteside should continue to shine as long as there's nothing serious going on with his left leg.
Source: NBC Sports Northwest on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 3:40 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside is questionable for Friday's matchup with the Jazz due to a lower left leg contusion.
Whiteside has continued to be fantastic, and it would be a slight setback if he were to miss this game after getting through the trade deadline still in Portland. He remains the starting center and is set up for early-round value. Maybe Jusuf Nurkic rains on his parade to a degree, but we have a while to face that crisis if it were to happen.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 12:15 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside exploded on Thursday with 17 points and 23 rebounds to go with one assist, one steal and four blocks.
Whiteside went ballistic against the Spurs and this sort of explosion could have been seen from a mile away. He slumped a bit against the high-octane Nuggets team, but quickly righted the ship here. He should post first-round value for the rest of the year.
February 5, 2020, 12:38 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside was quiet in a blowout road loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday, putting up just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting, five rebounds and a block in 23 minutes.
Whiteside's production has been insane all season, and today's line was mainly due to the game getting out of hand early. Norman caveats aside (possible trade and Nurkic return), Whiteside should continue to provide near-first-round production for now.
February 2, 2020, 1:57 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside was the decisive victor in Saturday's matchup with Rudy Gobert, notching 17 points, 21 rebounds, three blocks and a 7-of-10 shooting line.
It's time to really start testing the market here, as the Blazers will definitely be integrating Jusuf Nurkic back into the mix after the All Star break. Even a timeshare situation is going to limit the appeal of a volume-dependent guy like Whiteside, so you might want to see what people will offer up while he's guaranteed to post early-round value. The lines will be big until Nurk is back alerting us all, so you're welcome to ride this wave to the end if you like to live dangerously.
February 1, 2020, 1:32 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside had a big night on Friday as the Blazers held off the Lakers for the win, going 13-of-14 from the field for 30 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and five blocks in 34 minutes.
Whiteside made just 4-of-6 shots from the line, but did not turn the ball over at all. He also blocked a key LeBron James shot in the paint at a key juncture of the dying minutes of the game. He's been a perfect fit for the Blazers and is cruising to the best season of his career.