Whiteside had already been ruled out for Saturday's contest, and the team has now preemptively confirmed that he'll miss at least two additional games. That means Whiteside, who continues to nurse a bone bruise in his left knee, will return to action no sooner than next Friday (Dec. 22) in Dallas.
Whiteside (knee) will not play Saturday against the Clippers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
As expected, Whiteside will continue to be sidelined by a bone bruise in his left knee. Saturday will mark nine straight absences, and it remains unclear when, exactly, Whiteside might return to action. The big man participated in some on-court work earlier in the week, and coach Erik Spoelstra noted that Whiteside has returned to conditioning work, as well. "He's been working out two, sometimes three times a day," Spoelstra said. "A lot of corrective work, a lot of lifting, a lot of conditioning."
Whiteside (knee) took part in some on-court work Thursday, but has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Hornets, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Whiteside will be missing an eighth straight game Friday, though the fact that he's now doing some on-court work is encouraging for a return in the near future. He's expected to be reevaluated when the team returns home following Friday's contest, which is when we should get a more concrete timetable for his recovery. At this point, it wouldn't be surprising if Whiteside also missed Saturday's tilt with the Clippers. Kelly Olynyk should continue to start in his place and see an increased role, with Bam Adebayo seeing an uptick in minutes off the bench.
Whiteside (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Whiteside will officially be missing his seventh straight game, as he's yet to be cleared from a bone bruise in his left knee. He was originally given a 1-to-2 week timetable for a return and Thursday represents the two-week mark, so there's a chance he's then cleared ahead of Friday's matchup with the Hornets. That said, Whiteside should be considered questionable for that contest and he'd likely need to take part in at least portions of Thursday's practice in order to be given the go ahead to return. Look for Kelly Olynk and Bam Adebayo to continue to get the bulk of the center workload in his place.
Whiteside (knee) will not join the Heat on their upcoming three-game road trip, which starts Wednesday against the Spurs and ends Monday against the Grizzlies, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Whiteside continues to be sidelined with a bone bruise in his left knee, which he was diagnosed with in late November. He's missed three games already, in which Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk have been filling in at center. Adebayo has averaged 6.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals in those three games. Olynyk has averaged 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists over that stretch. Both players should continue to see expanded roles while Whiteside remains out.
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