Willie Reed made a name for himself with the Heat last season, filling the center slot nicely when Hassan Whiteside needed a breather. He even drew five starts in which he demonstrated his potential, averaging 14.8 points (68.6 percent from the field) and 8.2 rebounds across 28.5 minutes per game. Reed, despite his impressive scoring numbers as a starter, is mostly a rebounder with some defensive upside, posting averages of 13.1 points, 11.6 boards and 1.6 blocks per 36 minutes. He'll likely possess a similar role next season behind starting center DeAndre Jordan, but could also end up competing with reserve Montrezl Harrell for backup center minutes. Overall, Reed can likely be ignored in most year-long Fantasy formats due to his projected role, though could be a nice DFS option once and a while if the Clippers end up dealing with frontcourt injuries.
Reed's arraignment hearing for a battery charge stemming from his Aug. 6 arrest in Miami has been rescheduled for Oct. 16, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Reed was initially on tap to appear in court Monday, but the proceedings were pushed back two weeks. Once Reed's case is heard in court, the big man could be subject to a suspension from the league office. Reed, who averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game last season with the Heat, signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Clippers in July.
Reed was arrested early Sunday on a misdemeanor battery charge, ESPN.com reports. The arrest reportedly stems from a domestic violence incident, but with the legal process just beginning, we won't speculate on a potential absence for Reed. The Clippers have yet to comment, but the young big man, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Los Angeles during this offseason, could face discipline depending on the outcome of his case.
Reed has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Clippers, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports. In his second NBA season, Reed played a crucial role off the bench for the Heat last year, as he served as Hassan Whiteside's primary backup at center. Despite playing just over 14 minutes per game last year, Reed still managed to average 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while hitting 57 percent of his field goals. In Los Angeles, he'll add some needed depth to the center position behind DeAndre Jordan.
Reed plans to become an unrestricted free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Reed has previously expressed interest in returning to Miami, however his decision will ultimately depend on whether or not the Heat have the cap room to pay what the market says he's worth. Reed participated in 77 games for the Heat during their 2016-17 season, registering 5.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks in 14.5 minutes per game.
Reed collected 16 points (8-9 FG) and six rebounds across 15 minutes in Wednesday's 110-102 victory over the Wizards. Having eclipsed 10 points in a game only a handful of times this year, Reed put up one of his better outings in the season finale trying to help push his team into the playoffs, even with limited minutes. Unfortunately, his hot hand from the floor Wednesday night didn't matter as the Bulls won as well, so he can only really hang his hat on the 5.1 points he averaged throughout the season.
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