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21 Hassan Whiteside C
Height/Weight: 7-0/265 | Birthdate: 6/13/1989 | Birthplace: Gastonia, NC | Team: Miami Heat | College: Marshall | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 96/70 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Heat C Hassan Whiteside wants to improve free-throw shooting


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside said one of his biggest priorities in the offseason will be to improve his free-throw shooting, reports the Miami Herald.

Whiteside made 50 percent of his free throws during the 2014-15 season. He was partially impacted by a severe cut on his right hand, which he suffered in late March, but he said it's no longer an issue.

"So basically I woke up in the morning [two weeks ago] and I went to brush my teeth and I realized my hand was OK," he said, per the Sun Sentinel.


Heat will not start Dragic, Wade, Deng, Whiteside on Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) The Heat will open Wednesday's season-finale game at Philadelphia with their 31st starting lineup of the season, the team announced.

The 31 different starting lineups are a franchise record for the Heat with 20 different players starting at least one game for the Heat this season.

The Heat will keep guards Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, forward Luol Deng and center Hassan Whiteside out of the game. The starting lineup will consist of Tyler Johnson, James Ennis, Henry Walker, Zoran Dragic and Michael Beasley.

The Heat are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Heat C Hassan Whiteside plans to use summer to improve overall game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he's looking forward to being able to develop as a player over the offseason, reports the Sun Sentinel.

With Whiteside needing to spend the last two summers overseas to secure a roster spot with an NBA team, Whiteside said his secured spot on the team next season will allow him to improve as a player.

"It's going to be a big summer for me," Whiteside said. "My last couple of summers I had to go to China, I had to go to Lebanon. I had to go over here. This is really the first summer I can get with some coaches and actually work on my game and actually get on a program where I can lift weights and get better and become a better basketball player."

Whiteside will spend time in Miami working with Heat coaches as well as North Carolina, his hometown state.

"I'm going to still do the things that got me here," Whiteside said. "I worked out at home to get me here."


Heat's Hassan Whiteside matches season high with 24 points in win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/13/2015) Center Hassan Whiteside recorded 24 points and 13 rebounds to lift the Heat to a 100-93 win over the Magic on Monday.

The 24 points matches a season high for Whiteside.

He also notched five blocks and shot 10 of 14 from the floor.


Heat's Hassan Whiteside gets 18 rebounds, six blocks in defeat


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Center Hassan Whiteside grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked six shots Saturday in the Heat's 107-104 loss to the Raptors.

Whiteside scored 16 points on six of eight shooting from the field.

Wade, Whiteside, Andersen, Deng all probable for Heat on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/11/2015) The Heat have released their injury report for Saturday against the Raptors and centers Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) and Chris Andersen (left foot sprain), forward Luol Deng (left knee sprain) and guard Dwyane Wade (hip/knee pain) are all probable, according to the Miami Herald.

The Heat are 3.5-point favorites against the Raptors.

Heat C Hassan Whiteside will wear protective pad for rest of season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside said the pad he has been wearing to protect his injured right hand will remain in place for the rest of the season and playoffs, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Whiteside received 10 stitches to the hand after cutting it on the rim while attempting a block. Despite the injury, Whiteside has played in the five of the last six games and he scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Thursday's contest.


Heat's Hassan Whiteside doubles up in loss vs. Bulls


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside scored a team-high 19 points on 9 of 15 shooting while grabbing 16 rebounds, but his effort wasn't enough to give his team what would have been a key win, as the Heat fell to the Bulls, 89-78.

The Heat entered halftime with a 19-point lead but were outscored 57-27 in the second half.

"We're all frustrated," coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game, per the Associated Press. "We're all embarrassed when you're in those situations and you can't stop an avalanche like that."

Whiteside also blocked one shot in 34 minutes in the loss, the Heat's fifth in the last six games. Behind in the race for a playoff spot, the Heat will square off with the Raptors Saturday. The Magic and 76ers are on deck next week.


Heat will have all available players ready for Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said every available player will be active for Thursday's game against the Bulls, reports Bleacher Report.

The Heat had listed forward Michael Beasley and guard Mario Chalmers as questionable because both were dealing with illnesses, but they will be available Thursday.

Meanwhile, forward Luol Deng (knee), centers Chris Andersen (foot) and Hassan Whiteside (hand) were listed as probable and all three have been cleared to play Thursday.

The Heat are 1 1/2-point underdogs.


Heat list five players on injury report for Thursday's game vs. Bulls


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) The Heat listed five players on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Bulls, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Forward Michael Beasley (illness/knee) and guard Mario Chalmers (illness) are listed as questionable for the game, while center Chris Andersen (foot), forward Luol Deng (knee) and center Hassan Whiteside (hand) are considered probable.


Heat's' Wade, Dragic, Whiteside, Andersen, Deng intend to play Wednesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/7/2015) Guards Dwyane Wade (knee) and Goran Dragic (back), centers Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Anderson (foot), and forward Luol Deng (foot) are expected to play for the Heat on Tuesday, the team has announced.

The Heat are 6.5-point favorites against the Hornets on Tuesday.

Wade, Dragic among long list of banged-up Heat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/6/2015) In advance of Tuesday's huge game against the Hornets, the Heat listed seven players as probable, including Dwyane Wade (knee) and Goran Dragic (back), per the Miami Herald

They join Zoran Dragic, Udonis Haslem Mario Chalmers, Tyler Johnson and Henry Walker on the probable list, while Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Luol Deng (knee) are listed as questionable.

However, with the Heat desperately trying to snag the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, expect most of the team's walking wounded to play. 


Wade to play Sunday for Heat; Whiteside, Andersen ruled out


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/5/2015) The Heat's Dwyane Wade (knee) will start Sunday in Indiana while centers Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Andersen (foot) are out, reports the Palm Beach Post.

All three were listed earlier on Sunday as being game-time decisions.

Wade, Whiteside, Andersen game-time decisions for Heat on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/5/2015) Heat centers Hassan Whiteside (hand) and Chris Andersen (foot) along with guard Dwyane Wade (knee) are all game-time decisions for Sunday in Indiana, the team has announced. 

The stitches on Whiteside's hand opened up on the final play of Saturday's game. He cut the hand March 24 and has been hampered since. 

Andersen suffered a left foot contusion Saturday and did not return. 

Wade exited the Heat's game on Thursday with the knee pain but did not miss Friday's contest.


Stiches open in Whiteside's hand, could be out Sunday for Heat


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside's stiches on his hand opened up on the final play of Saturday's game and might not be available for Sunday, according to the Miami Herald.

Whiteside suffered a laceration between his middle and ring fingers on March 24 and has been hampered since.


Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside score 17 each in loss to Cavs


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Heat small forward Luol Deng and center Hassan Whiteside each chipped in 17 points in a 114-88 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday.

In addition to a solid scoring night, Deng added eight rebounds and two assists. Whiteside contributed eights rebounds to his 17 points scored.


Heat center Hassan Whiteside (hand) will start Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) After playing and coming off the bench in Tuesday's contest, Heat center Hassan Whiteside will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game at Cleveland, the team announced.

Whiteside missed three games because of a laceration on his right hand and Thursday will be his first start since suffering the injury.

The Heat are 10-point underdogs.


Heat's Hassan Whiteside (hand) says he'll be 100 percent in two weeks


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Although Heat center Hassan Whiteside was able to play 23 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, he said he won't be 100 percent until the regular season nears its end, reports the Sun Sentinel.

"Two weeks and I can get back to my Golden Gloves," Whiteside said. "It will be perfect timing."

Whiteside was able to play Tuesday with a bandage on his right hand to protect a laceration, which required 10 stitches.

"It's an awkward injury," Whiteside said. "It's a terrible place to have stitches. There's really nothing I can do about it."


Hassan Whiteside returns to score 10 points in Heat loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/31/2015) Hassan Whiteside returned from a three-game absence (hand) to score 10 points and post six rebounds in 23 minutes on Tuesday in the Heat's 95-81 loss to the Spurs.

The center also added two blocks.

Whiteside lacerated his right hand March 24 in the Heat's loss in Milwaukee.


Heat's Andersen, Beasley will play Tuesday; Whiteside expected to


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/31/2015) Heat forward Chris Andersen (calf) will start Tuesday against the Spurs and guard Michael Beasley (elbow) will play, the team has announced.

Center Hassan Whiteside (hand) is expected to play and is listed as probable.

Whiteside and Andersen have sat out the last three games with their injuries while Beasley has not missed a game with his injury.

Heat unveil lengthy injury report for Tuesday's game vs. Spurs


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Heat have six players listed as questionable, probable or doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, reports the Miami Herald.

The following players are listed as questionable: Chris Andersen (calf), Michael Beasley (elbow), Luol Deng (knee) and Hassan Whiteside (hand).

Meanwhile, guard Dwyane Wade is considered probable with a knee issue, while guard Shabazz Napier is doubtful with a hip injury.


Heat PF Udonis Haslem banged up but sees minutes increasing


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/30/2015) Heat power forward Udonis Haslem has been playing with two slightly sprained ankles and a sore left knee, reports the Miami Herald.

With center Hassan Whiteside and power forward Chris Andersen already dealing with minor injuries, Haslem has not missed any games.

Haslem is averaging 15.6 minutes a game this season but has seen that time increased the last three games to about 33 minutes per.

Heat center Hassan Whiteside (hand) resumes basketball activities


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been cleared to be participate in basketball-related activities, the team announced.

Whiteside has missed the last three games with a lacerated right hand.

"The pain went down some and the doctor cleared me [to return to basketball activity]," he said. "I won't be 100 percent, but I can help the team by being a presence."

Whiteside was able to do some on-court work during Monday's practice and he hopes to play in Tuesday's game agasint the Spurs, reports the Palm Beach Post.

"As long as I don't spread my fingers and they keep them taped together, I can't reopen the stitches," he said. "It's surrounded by a pad, so it can be slapped and everything. It's just about what I can tolerate on the court with the pain. They cleared me. It's just the performance and how well I can play."

His status for Tuesday's game will be determined shortly before tip-off, reports the Sun Sentinel.


Heat rule Whiteside, Andersen out Sunday; Wade questionable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) The Heat will be without centers Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen for Sunday's game against the Pistons, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Whiteside is dealing with a cut on his hand, which has caused him to miss the last two games, while Andersen will also miss his third-straight game Sunday with a calf injury. Forwards Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley are expected to receive more playing time with Whiteside and Andersen out.

Meanwhile, guard Dwyane Wade (knee) is considered a game-time decision. Wade recently had fluid drained from his knee Saturday and he will test it out before making a decision on his playing status, reports the Sun Sentinel.

The Heat are 3-point favorites.


Napier doubtful, Whiteside questionable for Heat on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/28/2015) Guard Shabazz Napier (right hip pain) is listed as doubtful and center Hassan Whiteside (right hand laceration) has been upgraded to questionable for the Heat on Sunday against the Pistons, according to the team’s injury report.

Napier is averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 assists this season as primarily a reserve.

Whiteside (11.0 points, 9.8 rebounds per game) cut his hand in Monday’s loss in Milwaukee.