Dirk Nowitzki praised Hassan Whiteside's ability after their win over the Heat on Friday.
"He gets so close to the basket, and his reach is next to none," Nowitzki said of Whiteside. "He's so long out there, it's incredible. When he's so close to the basket, he just tips it to himself or tips it in. And then he started to make some jump shots today. So, yeah, that's a nice find for sure for Miami." Whiteside has literally been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA season, boasting averages of 13 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in just under 24 minute per game in the month of January. Whiteside will only get better with more minutes, and he will be a must-start option in all leagues for the rest of the way.