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Report: Whiteside should have the mentality of Mourning

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By Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald:

Pat Riley indicated the Heat shouldn’t go more than three or four possessions without getting the ball to Hassan Whiteside and Whiteside should have the mentality of Alonzo Mourning.

If Alonzo didn’t get a touch three or four times down the court, he would put his big hands around my neck verbally or physically,” Riley cracked.

But Whiteside must improve his passing out of double-teams. He was the first player in NBA history this season to log at least 1000 minutes and have six or fewer assists, according to the good folks at Elias Sports Bureau. His assist-to-turnover ratio (6 to 58) was abysmal.