Justise Winslow Rumors

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Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow
Position: F
Born: 03/26/96
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $2,705,040
Justise Winslow is not oblivious to the criticism surrounding his game. He knows he needs to become a better outside shooter. “It’s a huge priority for me,” said Winslow, who is entering his third NBA season. “But also in the big picture as far as the team and that second unit. If I’m knocking that down then we’ve pretty much got five 3-point shooters out there, five guys that can put it on the ground. That second unit will be really special. I don’t want it to be my fault with the spacing and all that. I’m putting in the time and that’s all I know.”
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow looked good and showed no ill effects from their season-ending injuries last season in their first full practices back with the team Tuesday morning at Florida Atlantic University. “[Winslow has] been scrimmaging for a while. It was important for him to get those live reps. You would never be able to tell by his aggressiveness that he brought to this practice that he was coming off any kind of injury anywhere on his body. People felt his presence.”
Storyline: Dion Waiters Injury
Who starts at small forward for the Miami Heat? We’re told this is a complete toss-up, with Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and dark horse Rodney McGruder all having a legitimate chance. Though Winslow has as good a chance as any of the three, he will not be gifted the job. It was telling that unlike in the summer of 2016, Pat Riley declined to answer directly in July when asked if he views Winslow as a likely starter.