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Oct 14, 2017
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Embiid and Whiteside were going at it with great intensity on the court during Sixers vs. Heat on Friday night
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 16, 2017
Hassan Whiteside's field goal % has declined 3 years in a row. Can he fix it?

Hassan Whiteside's field goal % has declined 3 years in a row. Can he fix it?

Whiteside's FG% has dropped each year from 62.8% to 60.6% to 55.7% last season. Are NBA defenses catching on? What's happening with Hassan Whiteside's game on offense? The season after signing a max contract with the Miami Heat, his field goal percentage (FG%) dropped below 60% for the first time as a member of the Heat. Numbers show teams smarted up and deny him easy baskets at the rim. When forced to shoot outside of 3 feet, his FG% drops from 74.1% to 42.3%. That’s over a 30% difference in made baskets. Once he became a starter, Whiteside's dunk attempts went from 22% to 18%, inside 3...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 15, 2017
Without both starting forwards, can the Miami Heat recreate their magical ending of last season?

Without both starting forwards, can the Miami Heat recreate their magical ending of last season?

Luke Babbit is gone and Rodney McGruder won't be back until 2018. Will their replacements keep on winning? Luke Babbitt and Rodney McGruder were not stars, but the starting lineup of Babbitt, McGruder, Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, and Hassan Whiteside gave Miami Heat fans a record-setting finish last season, with a thirteen game winning streak along the way. Who will be the new faces in the frontcourt, trying to duplicate the chemistry from last season? A likely combination seems to be Josh Richardson and Kelly Olynyk, although they aren't the only possibilities. Olynyk fit well with...
Purple and Blue Oct 15, 2017

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert chimes in on Hassan Whiteside/Joel Embiid beef

After a lengthy Twitter feud between Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside, it came as no surprise that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had to weigh in as well. In case you somehow missed it, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Philadelphia 76ers’ rising star (if he can ever stay healthy) Joel Embiid got into quite […] Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert chimes in on Hassan Whiteside/Joel Embiid beef - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 14, 2017
Who needs DeMar DeRozan when Miami has Tyler Johnson?

Who needs DeMar DeRozan when Miami has Tyler Johnson?

Tyler Johnson just might be worth his $19 million contract this season. The biggest surprise for Miami Heat fans this season could be Tyler Johnson winning the Most Improved Player Award and an All-Star berth. Actually that would shock anyone who follows the NBA. These preseason figures vanish once the games get real, but consider this: Lead the team with Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 18.9 (Hassan Whiteside 18.5, Jordan Mickey 13.3) Net rating: Kelly Olynyk 23, Josh Richardson 17, TJ 9, Justise Winslow 4 True Shooting %: TJ 67.1%, Whiteside 63.0%, Mickey 59.4% 3P%: Okaro White 50%, TJ...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 14, 2017
Should Heat trade Whiteside for Cousins?

Should Heat trade Whiteside for Cousins?

It’s Zach Lowe’s favorite fake trade. Will it ever happen? Much of Heat basketball talk today surrounds the Hassan Whiteside/Joel Embiid Twitter beef, but ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s prediction post has something else to discuss — and I’m not referencing his Justise Winslow trade prediction. Lowe said that his “favorite fake trade” is a deal involving the New Orleans Pelicans trading away DeMarcus Cousins and a filler for Whiteside. The Pelicans should get something for Cousins instead of letting him leave in free agency, Lowe argues. And as for the Heat, Lowe says the...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 14, 2017
If NBA basketball was played on twitter, Embiid and Whitehaed would meet in The Finals

If NBA basketball was played on twitter, Embiid and Whitehaed would meet in The Finals

Embiid talks big, but NBA games are won on the court, not sitting in a hospital tweeting. Joel Embiid is doing his best to become the Draymond Green of the Philadelphia 76ers, that is if he makes it through the season. After going 1 for 7 against the Miami Heat, Hassan Whiteside pointed that out on his twitter account. Embiid draws a foul and tells the Heat to take Whiteside out pic.twitter.com/VwZnpLPVAA— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 14, 2017 Funny how y’all don’t show me telling him the same and 1-7 shooting ‍♂️ or the first 2 flops I...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 14, 2017
If NBA basketball was played on Twitter, Embiid and Whiteside would meet in the Finals

If NBA basketball was played on Twitter, Embiid and Whiteside would meet in the Finals

Embiid talks big, but NBA games are won on the court, not sitting in a hospital room tweeting. Joel Embiid is doing his best to become the Draymond Green of the Philadelphia 76ers, that is if he makes it through the season. After Embiid went 1 for 7 against the Miami Heat, Hassan Whiteside pointed that stat out to the world on his Twitter account after the game. Embiid draws a foul and tells the Heat to take Whiteside out pic.twitter.com/VwZnpLPVAA— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 14, 2017 Embiid draws a foul and tells the Heat to take Whiteside out Funny...
Sports Illustrated Oct 14, 2017

Joel Embiid vs. Hassan Whiteside is the Twitter Beef We All Needed Going into the Season

Whiteside may have started it but Embiid definitely won this round of 'Who Dares to Cross The Process?'

Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside feud on Twitter after Sixers beat Heat

Embiid and Whiteside were going at it with great intensity on the court during Sixers vs. Heat on Friday night
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 13, 2017
Heat starters and reserves humbled by the 76ers in a 119-95 preseason loss

Heat starters and reserves humbled by the 76ers in a 119-95 preseason loss

The Heat have many questions to answer as they enter the regular season with another dreadful performance on defense. Well the preseason ends without a feel-good finish, as the Miami Heat were trounced by the new-look Philadelphia 76ers, 119-95 in Kansas City, Missouri. Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Okaro White were out, leaving Dion Waiters, DeAndre Liggins, Wayne Ellington, Kelly Olynyk, and Hassan Whiteside as the starters facing J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. The 76ers quickly proved they are not the same sad lottery team...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 13, 2017
Would Ellington and Winslow work in the starting lineup with McGruder out?

Would Ellington and Winslow work in the starting lineup with McGruder out?

Replacing McGruder in starting five upsets the delicate ball handling balance for that group. Once again Erik Spoelstra has to take his place at the card table as the dealer in reshuffling the Miami Heat cards for his players. What hand will he deal out after the Rodney McGruder injury? Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, and Hassan Whiteside demand the ball in their hands during the game. The wings need to be spacers and cutters working off those high-usage players. Wayne Ellington and Justise Winslow fit the bill to complement the aforementioned three. Ellington excels at working off the ball to...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 12, 2017
Has Winslow found his Okafor with Adebayo for future success in Miami?

Has Winslow found his Okafor with Adebayo for future success in Miami?

Winslow and Okafor won a championship for Duke, now Justise may be served pairing with Adebayo. Recently Miami Heat found a way of creating player duos who mysteriously click together. The legendary Brothers Johnson, Tyler Johnson and James Johnson, manhandle whoever dares to stop them. We're going to name this possession... #TheBrothersJohnson pic.twitter.com/THaxf575PH— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 10, 2017 The Hassan Whiteside and Kelly Olynyk combo shows promise to blossom into a front court nightmare against other teams. Kelly does great job in this video to clear the space...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 12, 2017
Heat reserves grind out thrilling 117-115 preseason win vs Wizards

Heat reserves grind out thrilling 117-115 preseason win vs Wizards

Miami’s bench impresses in entertaining preseason home victory. Obviously, the final score of preseason games doesn’t matter in preparation for the games that do count but tell that to the Miami Heat and their fans after a fun 117-115 win over the Washington Wizards in their final home game of the preseason. Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters all sat out to rest with Okaro White, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington joining Kelly Olynyk and Rodney McGruder in the starting lineup. White showed flashes of promise but was lost to injury after 13 minutes of play with a strained...
Bullets Forever Oct 11, 2017
Wizards vs. Heat final score: Washington loses a preseason thriller to Miami 117-115

Wizards vs. Heat final score: Washington loses a preseason thriller to Miami 117-115

Miami’s Jordan Mickey knocked down a last second three pointer to hand the Wizards their first preseason loss of 2017 by a score of 117-115 on Wednesday night. The Wizards were finally set to face some real NBA competition in Miami, but the Heat followed the pattern of Washington’s other opponents this preseason by resting their main contributors. Dion Waiters, Hassan Whiteside, and Goran Dragic all did not play in Wednesday’s matchup. Despite the lack of star power, Miami still managed to keep the game extremely competitive. Rookie Bam Adebayo led the way with 15 points in 23...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 11, 2017
How the Western Conference can steal the DPOY award from Hassan Whiteside

How the Western Conference can steal the DPOY award from Hassan Whiteside

Western Conference teams are set to dominate the NBA awards this season. Hassan Whiteside is the only Eastern Conference player listed on the betting site bovada.lv with a chance to win the the Defensive Player Of the Year Award. Draymond Green (GSW) +160 Kawhi Leonard (SAN) +300 Rudy Gobert (UTA) +325 Hassan Whiteside (MIA) +900 Anthony Davis (NOP) +1000 Paul George (OKC) +1600 Whiteside is the favorite to repeat as rebounding leader. This time though Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons is a top-six pick. Hassan Whiteside (MIA)+240 Andre Drummond (DET)+250 DeAndre Jordan...

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