Hassan Whiteside (illness) posted 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, and three blocks in 30 minutes Wednesday against the Pistons.
Whiteside had his eleventh straight game posting at least three blocks, and it's apparent he's the new elite blocker in the league this season. He was shaky heading into Wednesday's game, but his illness apparently didn't prevent him from contributing heavily. His two major flaws are his inability to hit free-throws, as well as his propensity to get hurt -- but this season he has yet to miss a game, so owners can keep expecting this production as long as he's playing.
Whiteside came down with an illness Tuesday, but after making the trip north with the team, he said he's feeling much better Wednesday morning. He was a full participant in shootaround Wednesday, so the expectation is that he won't face any minutes restrictions against the Pistons.
Hassan Whiteside (illness) traveled with the team to Detroit in advance of Wednesday's game, Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Whiteside was absent from practice Tuesday due to illness, and it was initially unknown whether he'd join the Miami Heat for Wednesday's game. However, the Heat announced Whiteside did make the trip, which certainly bodes well for his status not only Wednesday, but also Friday when the Heat close out the road trip in New York. It's important to note that Whiteside's condition could deteriorate over the next 24 hours, so there's no guarantee he'll play, but the Heat should provide an update following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
Whiteside came down with an illness that's been making its way through the
Whiteside is racking up blocks at an unreal rate, averaging 5.0 per game in the month of November. He's registered 27 blocks over the past four games and really isn't in any competition for minutes at center on Miami's roster, so he should have no trouble keep up these type of stat lines. Whiteside is never going to score many points, but certainly makes up for it with rebounds and blocks.
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