Center Hassan Whiteside went from novelty to necessity in his first Heat season and — after replicating his per-36 minute numbers with a heavier workload in his second season — apparently became irreplaceable to Pat Riley, the Arison family and the Heat going forward.
Center Hassan Whiteside went from novelty to necessity in his first Heat season and — after replicating his per-36 minute numbers with a heavier workload in his second season — apparently became irreplaceable to Pat Riley, the Arison family and the Heat going forward. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
Center Hassan Whiteside went from novelty to necessity in his first Heat season and — after replicating his per-36 minute numbers with a heavier workload in his second season — apparently became irreplaceable to Pat Riley, the Arison family and the Heat going forward. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

Whiteside got his payday, but now he has much to prove

July 01, 2016 9:24 PM

About Ethan J. Skolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick

@EthanJSkolnick

Ethan J. Skolnick, who has spent the past two decades covering sports in South Florida, returns to The Herald to spearhead the coverage of the Heat. In addition to his previous two-year stint at the Herald (2000-2002), Ethan has worked at The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post and most recently, was a Senior NBA Writer for Turner Sports/Bleacher Report. He hosts the "The Ethan Skolnick Show" on 790 The Ticket, every day from 4-7 p.m., and is the co-author of two books, Innovative State and Raising Your Game. A graduate of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale (Class of 1990), he earned his B.A. at The Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. from Columbia University.