Report: Whiteside's status 'in question' for Wednesday's game
Hassan Whiteside missed Monday's game against the Warriors with a knee injury that has plagued him for the past couple of weeks. Now, it may affect his ability to play against the Clippers on Wednesday, as well.
From Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel:
Meanwhile, Whiteside remains in question with his patella knee tendinitis. https://t.co/6Dk65EZ8RO— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 12, 2016
Jordan missing a game would be a bigger deal than Whiteside doing it for a couple of reasons.
First off, the Clippers are already missing Blake Griffin. Jordan sitting out as well would mean L.A. is missing two of its three top players for the evening's game.
Second, Jordan has played 360 games in a row, the longest active consecutive-games streak in the NBA. Still, from a Heat perspective, Whiteside missing another game wouldn't be all too encouraging.
He missed the Heat's overtime win over the Pacers last week because of the same injury. He played in the next three, but was ineffective by his standards, shooting just 41 percent, playing a mere 25.9 minutes a night, scoring 7.7 points per game and blocking a total of just five shots, a bunch for anyone else, but out of character for the league's most gluttonous shot swatter.
Miami needs its starting center for this tough road stretch it's in the middle of at the moment. Hopefully for the Heat, Whiteside gets healthy soon, but tendinitis tends to linger.