Heat president Pat Riley did not mince words when discussing Hassan Whiteside, saying that the enigmatic center wasn't ready physically or mentally for Miami's postseason series against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.
"By the time we got to the playoffs, I don't think he was ready," Riley said Monday, six days after the Heat were eliminated by the Sixers in five games. "He wasn't in great shape. He wasn't fully conditioned for a playoff battle mentally. He and we got our heads handed to us."