Hassan Whiteside Calls Limited Minutes ‘Bulls–t,’ Questions Future with Heat

Less than two years into a massive contract with the Miami Heat, it appears Hassan Whiteside wants out of South Beach.

Winderman later provided the full quote: “Man,cheap nfl youth jerseys  it’s annoying. Why we matching up? We got one of the best centers in the league. Why we matching up? A lot of teams don’t have a good center. They’re going to use their strength. It’s bulls–t. It’s really bulls–t, man. There’s a lot of teams that could use a center.nfl youth jersey  S–t. That’s bulls–t.”hi-res-fd62a4204644c05013c841d74dc48ac3_crop_north

The Miami center had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks in Saturday’s loss.

Whiteside signed a four-year, $98 million contract, per Spotrac, during the 2016 offseason. Now, not even 21 months later, his future with the team is in question.

Entering this season, the former second-round pick had seen his minutes increase in three consecutive years after he found a home in Miami. He played a career-high 32.6 minutes per game a season ago only to see his time on the court drop to 25.7 minutes per game in 2017-18.

Of course, with a drop in playing time comes a decline in numbers. The 7’0″, 265-pound big man is averaging 14.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, all his lowest since the 2014-15 season, which was when he first burst on the scene.replica nfl jerseys

Whiteside is coming off a hip injury that sidelined him nfl replica jerseys cheap for nine games, and he also missed 11 games earlier this season due to a bone bruise in his left knee. Even with those injuries, though, he apparently thinks he has been underused.

“The minutes have been like that all year,” Whiteside said, nfl replica jerseys per Winderman. “It’s just really frustrating, and it’s been frustrating. It’s tough. I don’t know, man; it’s crazy. I don’t understand it.”

James Harden helps Rockets to easy 109-93 win over shorthanded Spurs

“We don’t have the luxury of just taking nights off,” he said. “We’re not where we want to be.nfl replica jersey  We’re not that good yet. So we have to go out there and approach every single game, no matter who we’re playing, like it’s a playoff game. We’re 15 games away, so it’s time to take it serious.”

Harden scored 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter to allow the Rockets to build a huge lead and sail to a 109-93 victory Monday night.ap_18072088264467-e1520916206896

The NBA’s leading scorer took a little while to get going a night after sitting out against Dallas with a sore nfl replica jerseys china  left knee and had just 12 points at halftime.

Despite his slow start, the Rockets had a comfortable lead in the third and were still up by 13 after a basket by San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray with about eight minutes left in the quarter. It was then that Harden took over, scoring the next eight points to start a 16-4 run that extended the lead replica nfl jerseys wholesale to 82-57 with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the third and had coach Gregg Popovich calling for a timeout.

Harden had a 3-pointer and made three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt to propel that spurt. He didn’t return in the fourth quarter with the game in hand.

San Antonio scored four quick points in the fourth quarter to get within 15. But Houston responded with the next eight points, with the last five from Chris Paul, to make it 99-76 and end Paul’s night with about 8 minutes remaining.

Paul, who finished with 18 points and nine assists,replica nfl jerseys china  wowed the crowd in that stretch, crossing over Forbes before sinking a basket and then knocking down a 3-pointer on Houston’s next trip down the court.

The Rockets were up by 10 early in the third quarter before using a 7-3 run, capped by a 3 from Trevor Ariza, to make it 61-47 with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter before the big Harden-fueled run put the game out of reach.