- Dwyane Wade honored that Kobe Bryant paid him one-of-a-kind compliment in his book
- Jimmy Butler on why Miami Heat’s defense has been elite: ‘We got rid of Derrick Jones Jr.’
- Report: Kendrick Nunn partners with NBPA to help single fathers in Chicago
- Report: Victor Oladipo to seek specialist’s evaluation regarding timetable for knee injury
- Erik Spoelstra declines to answer whether Victor Oladipo will play for Miami Heat again this season
- Dewayne Dedmon offers fantastic response when asked what he’s willing to do for Miami Heat
- Report: Victor Oladipo increasingly unlikely to receive ‘anything near’ maximum deal this offseason
- Kendrick Nunn shows he’s been fully vaccinated and exclaims COVID-19 ‘can kiss my a–‘
- Gabrielle Union dedicates lengthy, heartfelt tribute to DMX
- Report: Victor Oladipo will not travel with Miami Heat on upcoming road trip
Justise Winslow Gives Latest Update on Status of His Recovery From Injury
- Updated: August 31, 2017
Last year, Winslow’s season was cut to just 18 games after he tore the labrum in his right shoulder, an injury that required season-ending surgery. Now, with training camp less than month away, Winslow is happy to say that he is at 100 percent health.
“My shoulder is feeling great. I’m 100 percent now,” Winslow said. “Doing different contact stuff, playing with guys in 3-on-3 [games]. Playing against the other coaches and the trainers and things like that. I feel good. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling lighter and eating better, so I’m excited for this upcoming season.”
Winslow hopes to maintain his health as the 21-year-old aims to become the Heat’s starting small forward this season. Winslow has already shown the ability to be a strong defender in the league, but will look to improve his offensive game as well. His strongest showing last season came just days before his season-ending injury when he posted a career-high 23 points with 13 rebounds and four steals.
When asked if that kind of performance is what fans can expect from a fully healthy Winslow, he displayed the confidence he has in his game.
“Yes and no,” Winslow began. “I think I’m 10 times better than I was in that game. And also I was struggling with different [injury] issues in that game, as well. I’m just excited. I know what my ceiling is and what I’m capable of. So I’m just trying to bounce back and come back with full strength.”
If Winslow is able to live up to his words, the Heat could turn from a team that was on the outside looking in during the 2017 NBA playoffs to a team vying for control of their division this upcoming season.