Here are Hassan Whiteside’s stats from the Heat’s 96-84 road win Sunday over the Bulls: 14 points (on 6-10 shooting), 13 rebounds, 12 blocks. He did all that in just over 24 minutes of playing time, and against one of the best frontlines in the NBA.
Hassan Whiteside on how he felt facing Joakim Noah: “Ask Noah how he feels about facing Hassan Whiteside for the 1st time.” Love it.
— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) January 25, 2015
Per-36 minutes, Whiteside is now averaging 17 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks. Not bad for a 25-year-old journeyman who spent the past few years playing in places like China and Lebanon.