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In today’s NBA, there aren’t many true centers remaining. Beasley estimated there are seven at most, and no one is younger or more athletic than Whiteside, whose two-year, $1.75 million contract is guaranteed only through this season. Now, if he can just get it all together. “He’s a force,” Beasley said. “There are a lot of things that he does that you can’t teach. That’s scary because once you start polishing those things up and teach him what he needs to know, I’m sorry for everybody else.” Charlotte Observer

In just 43 games this season, Whiteside has secured most of the franchise’s single-season rebounds records. Whiteside recorded a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocks in less than 25 minutes against the Bulls in January. He blocks more shots per game than everyone in the NBA except New Orleans’ Anthony Davis. Last week after missing three games, he returned from a freak injury that left him with 10 stitches in his shooting hand. “I’m used to my life being up and down,” Whiteside said, looking down at his mangled right hand, an injury suffered attempting to block a shot the week before. “I knew I was having too many ups, so I had to get a couple downs.” Charlotte Observer

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The Miami Heat not only suffered a stinging loss at the buzzer to the Milwaukee Bucks but they may have also lost center Hassan Whiteside for some time. Whiteside needed 10 stitches to his right hand after suffering a gash between the middle and ring fingers on his hand. He sliced his hand hitting the rim and had to leave the game with 5:41 remaining in the second quarter of the Heat's 89-88 loss to Milwaukee at the Bradley Center. ESPN.com

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Addressing reporters about an hour before the suspension was announced, Whiteside apologized to the team and to Heat fans and said he must “do better keeping calm, keeping a level head.” His coach, Erik Spoelstra, said the team remains fully committed to the third-year center. “It’s probably the worst 12 hours of my life,” Whiteside said. “I let my personal stuff on the court affect the team. I feel like I let [the team] down. It can’t happen again. It was just a terrible decision on my part. “It was such a far journey for me and I felt I took some steps back. I’m better than that. It’s been a really frustrating 12 hours and I regret it a lot.” Miami Herald

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