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Hassan Whiteside may miss Bulls’ game due to knee soreness

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Whiteside played only 21 minutes against the Timberwolves, and may sit out the Bulls game.

NBA: Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat may face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday without Hassan Whiteside because of his discomfort due to a knee bruise suffered on opening night.

INJURY UPDATE: Hassan Whiteside (left knee soreness) did not participate in today’s practice and is questionable for tomorrow’s game vs the Bulls.

Whiteside downplayed the problem as precautionary rest, probably because of the earlier than usual 3:30 PM start time on Sunday.

Whiteside on the knee: “It’s more just discomfort. I want to come out and play tomorrow, I just wanted to give it rest today.”

Derrick Walton Jr. rejoined the Heat earlier in the day so the team can dress 13 players.

Derrick Walton Jr. has re-joined the team from the @SFSkyforce as part of his two-way contract.

Walton had a 23-point game for Skyforce with some nice dishes to A.J. Hammons. Hammons is paid a NBA salary to play in the G-League, since he’s on Miami’s 15 man roster and can be used anytime without needing to open a spot.

Should Bam Adebayo start, with more minutes for Kelly Olynyk on the court, Chris Forsberg, through careful documentation of Olynyk’s performance for the Boston Celtics, gives a piece of advice to Kelly: Bun or Bust.

Headband Olynyk with the biggest performance of the season. It’s typically Bun or Bust.