Hassan Whiteside is still not happy about his role and reduced minutes as he blamed Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra for his struggles following Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Whiteside finished with five points, two rebounds and four fouls in Miami's 128-108 game-three loss to the Sixers in their NBA Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
After the Heat fell 2-1 behind the Sixers, Whiteside blamed Spoelstra for changing his role in offense.
"It's just different, man," Whiteside told reporters. "I feel like our offense is a lot different. I'm not as involved in as many dribble handoffs as I was and postups as I was in the regular season. That's what coach wants.
"Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks. That's what he wants. I've just got to trust it."
Whiteside did not hold back in venting his frustrations earlier this month after playing 20 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets before being benched for all of the fourth quarter and overtime.
"A lot of teams don't have a good center," Whiteside then told reporters. "They are going to use their strengths. It's bull*** It's really bull****, man. There are a lot of teams that can use a center."
It was more of the same on Thursday. After telling reporters about how little he is used in the Heat's offense, Whiteside said Joel Embiid "lives a big man's dream" with the Sixers.
"They run enough plays for him that he's going to get his numbers," Whiteside said. "I don't really get caught up in that. He lives a big man's dream. He gets the ball, he gets the post up every other play. They pretty much run a lot of stuff through him and Ben Simmons. His shot attempts are going to be there."
During the game it was easy to notice Whiteside's frustration during the 20-point loss.
Whiteside signed a four-year, $98million contract in 2016 but has seen his numbers and playing time drop this season while dealing with a plethora of injuries.
|Warriors´ Durant on Curry: He´s a once-in-a-generation, once-in-a-lifetime talent|
|Patriots owner says Brady is greatest player, not just quarterback, of all time|
|Is Beal better without Wall? Wizards star says it´s ´absolutely nonsense´|
|Rockets C Capela undergoes thumb surgery, expected back after All-Star break|
|This Week in U.S. Sports: Irving apologises, Machado´s agent isn´t happy|
|Knicks in woeful shape, but 2019 could still be bright in New York|
|Knicks throw away 19-point lead and lose on last-second goaltending call|
|Tebow invited back to Mets´ major league spring training|
|Kanter´s London absence ´very unfortunate´, says NBA commissioner|
|NBA could swap London for Paris in 2020|
|Spurs coach Popovich uncertain if he will return next season|
|Pistons´ Griffin fined for verbal abuse of official|
|Returning Cousins calls Warriors ´the most hated team in sports´|
|Warriors star Curry sets NBA record|
|Irving dominates in Celtics´ win over Raptors|
|Irving called LeBron this week to apologise|
|Payton on Rams CB Peters: I have great respect for him|
|Rockets star Harden matches Chamberlain with historic performances|
|´#BetAgainstUs´ - Edelman and Pats embracing underdog status|
|Royals pitcher Skoglund suspended for 80 games after testing positive for PEDs|
|Bologna and Banvit seal Champions League play-off spots|
|LeBron James to miss Thunder & Rockets games but nearing practice return|
|NFL playoffs 2019: X-factor for each NFC team|
|Mahomes: Chiefs must not repeat mistakes against Patriots|
|Brown fires back at Arians over ´diva´ comments|
|Shazier will continue rehab with intention of playing again|
|Gregg Williams is Jets´ new defensive coordinator|
|Wizards can compete for playoffs in LeBron-less East despite injuries - Brooks|
|That was a fireworks show - Warriors revel in record-breaking first quarter|
|Warriors set NBA record, Butler´s 76ers rout Timberwolves|
|´I like the fact we beat them´ - 76ers´ Butler revels in win over Timberwolves|
|Warriors score NBA record 51 points in first quarter against Nuggets|
|Panthers owner Tepper doesn´t rule out Newton missing 2019 because of shoulder injury|
|Celtics youngsters say Irving´s callout ´came from a good place´|
|NFL playoffs: Patrick Mahomes v Tom Brady|
|NFL playoffs: Jared Goff v Drew Brees|
|Sixers sign Brewer to 10-day contract|
|Lakers ´optimistic´ about LeBron injury|
|Giants produce mammoth fourth quarter against Nymburk|
|Wentz is the quarterback ´going forward´, says Eagles coach Pederson|
|Drew Brees by the Opta numbers: 10 facts for QB´s milestone birthday|
|Wade needs to learn quickly if he´s to make NFL switch a success, says Sanu|
|Kings use balanced scoring attack to top Trail Blazers|
|Harden sets NBA record for most consecutive 30-point games|
|Spurs honour Parker with video tribute during his return to San Antonio|
|Irving: I´ll never question Celtics team-mates publicly again|
|Smith-Schuster doesn´t want Steelers to trade Brown|
|Popovich on facing Parker: It´ll look weird to see him in another uniform|
|Eagles QB Wentz says back issues ´should be fine´|
|Sanu: Disappointing 2018 will awaken deeper fire in Falcons|
|Kyler Murray declares for NFL Draft despite MLB contract|
|Jerry Rice: Antonio Brown ´badly´ wants to play for 49ers|
|Rockets can´t rely on Harden being superhuman, warns D´Antoni|
|Harden misses 16 three-point attempts, still ties a Bryant record|
|Leonard scores 41 as Raptors top Wizards in double OT, Warriors win|
|´I let the city of Philadelphia down´ - Eagles WR Jeffery on crucial drop against Saints|
|Sarah Thomas becomes first female official in NFL playoff game|
|Brady embracing Patriots´ underdog status: Everybody thinks we suck|
|Chargers TE Gates doesn´t want to retire after playoff exit|
|Brees orchestrates comeback as Saints end Eagles´ run|
|Fitzgerald will ´take a step back´ and ´decompress´ before contemplating retirement|
|Beal joins exclusive club with second 40-point triple-double of season|
|Chargers coach Lynn on Brady: I was expecting to see his best|
|Patriots thrash Chargers as Michel leads first-half rout|
|WATCH: Snoop Dogg hilariously commentates on Kings v Penguins|
|Mahomes: Late TD the mentality Chiefs need to win Super Bowl|
|Doncic ´already an All-Star´, says Warriors coach Kerr|
|Kyrie Irving: Young Celtics have ´a lot of learning to do´|
|I´m never going to be in an arranged marriage - Rhule explains why he snubbed Jets|
|Garrett praises Cowboys, excited for future after Rams loss|