Top Five Things to Look Forward to for Heat's 2016-17 Season

Top Five Things to Look Forward to for Heat’s 2016-17 Season

Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, and Hassan Whiteside

4. The Emergence of Hassan Whiteside

Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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The NBA has shifted from a big-man dominated league in the ’90s and early ’00s to a more position-less league today. The Heat are one of the few teams left that still have a big man that can take over a game on both ends of the floor.

Whiteside has shown flashes of utter dominance on both sides of the ball and the key this season will be to see if he can consistently replicate that over several days, weeks, and maybe even the whole season. The powerful center averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.7 blocks per game last year and those numbers should rise as he becomes a key asset in Spoelstra’s game plan.

Next: Justise Winslow

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