Hassan Whiteside proved his out-of-nowhere breakout in 2014-15 wasn’t a fluke last season, as he established himself firmly as one of the elite big men in Fantasy. Whiteside dominated the glass and swatted shots at a league-best rate, and even managed to improve his production upon a late-season move to the bench. He appeared in 28 games after the All-Star break and started just three of them, but still managed to average 17.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game, while shooting 59.2 percent from the field and 75.0 percent on free throws. It might be tough for him to sustain that kind of production over a full season — and concerns about his maturity and work ethic still linger, even after a big payday — but Whiteside might just be the new face of the franchise in Miami following the departure of Dwyane Wade, and should get plenty of opportunities to produce. Whiteside is an easy No. 1 center, and should be off the board in the first three rounds on Draft Day.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / 2016 Outlook: Hassan Whiteside