Heat's Willie Reed: Churns out double-double in place of Whiteside
Reed netted 16 points (8-11 FG) to go with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 107-77 preseason win over the Magic.
Making the start at center in place of Hassan Whiteside (personal), Reed turned in a very Whiteside-like performance, providing a double-double, efficient shooting and shot blocking. With Whiteside expected to rejoin the Heat before the start of the regular season, Reed will have a downgraded role in the games to come, but he appears to have locked down the top backup job at center. Those duties figure to earn him around 15-to-20 minutes per night.