Justise Winslow RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Justise Winslow. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Winslow, who helped Duke to the 2015 NCAA Championship as a freshman, appeared in 39 games (all starts) for the Blue Devils and averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.33 steals and 29.1 minutes while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from three-point range and 64.1 percent from the foul line. He was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team and the USBWA All-District II Team.
Joseph Goodman: Justise Winslow notes that he has spoken with Dwyane Wade since being drafted by the Heat (via @TheTicketMiam).
The Celtics made a strong final push to multiple teams in spots 4-9 on draft day. It culminated with an all-in effort in attempt to get Charlotte to deliver the No. 9 pick with Boston lusting for Duke forward Justise Winslow (the same player it coveted while trying to shuffle higher). According to sources, the Celtics’ final offer to the Hornets was a package featuring as many as six draft picks, including four potential first-round selections (a combination of picks from this draft and in the future). But the Hornets could not be swayed and turned down multiple offers to select Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky.
According to one source inside the Boston Celtics front office, the team tried to trade up as high as the fourth pick. When the target, Justise Winslow, dropped all the way past No. 8, Boston engaged in more discussions, this time with the Charlotte Hornets about the ninth selection. The Celtics piled up a major offer — big enough to wonder whether they were even overpaying for the right to draft Winslow. Still, the Hornets said no and chose Frank Kaminsky instead, leaving Boston to wonder how its package fell short.
Zach Lowe: This is true. CHA turned down a major haul for No. 9, BOS was going full throttle for Winslow, per sources. twitter.com/CardboardGeral…
Ira Winderman: Justise Winslow confirms he did not work out for Heat. Clearly fell deeper than expected.
“He’s a star in progress, so to speak, a work in progress,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said on ESPN radio this week. “I’m not sure anyone has come out any stronger at a wing position. He’s about 6-6, 225, and he’s strong – mentally and physically. … He’s going to kind of be his own guy. I think he’s got a chance to be a star, to be quite frank with you, because he’s got the mental makeup to do it also.”
Arizona’s Stanley Johnson is in the mix for the Nuggets (No. 7), Pistons (No. 8) and Hornets (No. 9), sources say. That’s a range where Justise Winslow or Emmanuel Mudiay also figure to go if they’re still on the board.
Nets Daily: Jonathan Givony told CBS Sports Jody Mac Sunday that Justise Winslow is most overrated prospect in Draft; Devin Booker most underrated.
Seth Plaut: Assuming Knicks stay at four who do you think is the pick right now? Steve Kyler: Was told Justise Winslow, but that story changes daily… still not sold they know yet.
The NBA is expected to invite at least 20 players to the draft Thursday in Brooklyn, with as many as three from national champion Duke, two from national runner-up Wisconsin and four representing 38-1 Kentucky, multiple sources with knowledge of the list said. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones will be in attendance, sources said. So, too, will Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, as well as Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles and Devin Booker.
Keith Pompey: Former Duke forward Justise Winslow worked out for #Sixers today, according to a league source.
David Mayo: Justise Winslow tops #Pistons workouts today. #MSUSpartans Branden Dawson here. Also, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Jabril Trawick.
Jake Fischer: After working out with the New York Knicks on Monday, Justise Winslow was at Madison Square Garden today, according to a source.
The Knicks have been circling four players, according to league sources: Porzingis, former high school star Emmanuel Mudiay, Duke’s Justise Winslow and Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein. Mudiay and Winslow are more NBA-ready—a factor for a team built around 31-year-old Carmelo Anthony—while Porzingis, an offensively skilled stretch four who needs to fill out—has earned fans in the Knicks’ front office. Clarence Gaines, an advisor with the ear of Phil Jackson, has scouted Porzingis. Long term, Porzingis could be the best of the bunch. Short term, he’s a project.
Former Duke point guard Quinn Cook, who worked out for the Knicks on Friday, said he believes Winslow will be an asset for whatever team he joins. “Tremendous, versatile, a great defender and just a one of a kind,” Cook told SNY.tv of Winslow. “I think he’ll do tremendous at the next level…He’s excited to start his workout process.”
Justise Winslow received strong feedback from the New York Knicks following his workout Monday at the team’s training facility, according to sources familiar with the proceedings. League sources familiar with the team’s thinking said after the workout that Winslow is “definitely in play” for the Knicks, who will select fourth in the NBA draft on June 25. The sources said the Knicks provided “positive feedback” to Winslow after he put forth a strong performance in the workout.