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Report: Heat preparing to call up center Hassan Whiteside from D-League

Reno Bighorns v. Iowa Energy

Reno Bighorns v. Iowa Energy

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The Miami Heat are closing in on a D-League call-up for center Hassan Whiteside, who currently plays for the Iowa Energy. From ESPN.com’s Marc Stein:

Hearing that the Miami Heat are lining up Hassan Whiteside for an @nbadleague callup after Whiteside’s big-stats start with the @iowaenergy

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 23, 2014


Whiteside was a second-round pick of the Sacramento Kings in 2010 and played in 19 games with them over the course of two seasons. He has been sent up and down between the Energy and their parent team, the Memphis Grizzlies this season but has yet to appear in a game.

In two games with the Energy this season, he’s averaging 21 points, 15.5 rebounds and 6 blocks.