In a story by the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson, Shaq said that Whiteside needs to “understand strategy.” ”
“Playoff time, when the game slows down, they’re going to need you, big man,” Shaq said.
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— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) April 4, 2018
“[Whiteside] has a legitimate beef. He really does. He made the comments hey, there’s lot of teams that want a center. He is correct.
“But he needs to understand strategy. If I was him, I would say OK I’m going to [let] coach do what he do, but I’m going to get a rest. Because playoff time when the game slows down, they’re going to need you, big man. Don’t let all that stuff [bother you].
“I know as a player we want to play all the games. But I didn’t win championships until I had 15, 20 games off.”