Hassan Whiteside is not happy about his reduced minutes.
The Heat center didn't hold back in venting his frustrations after Miami's 110-109 overtime loss to the Nets on Saturday night. During the game, Whiteside only played 20 minutes before being benched for all of the fourth quarter and overtime.
"A lot of teams don't have a good center," Whiteside told reporters, via ESPN. "They are going to use their strengths. It's bulls—. It's really bulls—, man. There are a lot of teams that can use a center."
Whiteside has only played in two games since he has returned from a hip injury, which saw him miss nine games. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside is "building stamina" as he gets back to his playing form, but Whiteside said he isn't sure that's the case
"The minutes have been like that all year. It's really frustrating. ... It's tough. I don't know, man. It's crazy. I don't understand it," he said.
Whiteside's rant earned him a fine from the team, according to the Miami Herald, although it wasn't disclosed how much he needed to pay up.
This season, Whiteside has played an average of 25 minutes, which is down four minutes from the year before. In the two years before 2016-17 season, he was averaging 32.6 minutes per game.
Whiteside finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks.