Miami Heat Scars: Star Blocker Hassan Whiteside Sits on the Injured List for One Week
The Miami Heat are debating to send the 2016 - 2017 All-Star Blocker back into arms' length, after the knee-injury that sent him to the bench for five-days. However, he may still skip the battle between the Chicago Bulls and the Heat.
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With a bruised knee, Whiteside’s next opportunity to return to the NBA court came on Oct. 30, when Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves come to Miami. Unfortunately, Miami Heat Coach Spoelstra has different plans.
"I mean, he's getting better, he's working," Spoelstra said. "And that’s all I want to see. I want to see him pushing himself and making sure there's no pain."
Now, Spoelstra promises NBA enthusiasts that Whiteside’s condition is on the medical evaluation board. Whiteside’s next opportunity will be “another” Wednesday game when Miami plays against the Chicago Bulls. The HEAT defeated the Bulls 100-88 in their last meeting on Jan. 27, 2017.
Hassan Whiteside and Goals
Whiteside has only played in the Heat’s season opener when he finished with 26 points and 22 rebounds against the Magic. Hassan Whiteside continues to heal while under Erik Spoelstra’s coaching strategy. Hassan Whiteside - missed just over five games while nursing a bone bruise in his left knee. However, he must get over any traumatic participations in 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills to make an effective come back for the Miami Heat.
Today, Whiteside has to decide on what will be next, after a light basketball practice that immediately follows his hopes of a late blooming saga days after the Heat team experienced a stomach unsettling 125-122 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves (Fifth place - in the Western Conference - Minnesota Timberwolves face their next game against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 1.
Hassan Whiteside Top 10 Blocks of 2016-2017 NBA Season (Courtesy of 'NBA')