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Winslow during a Heat game in October 2017
|No. 7 – Memphis Grizzlies|
|Born||Justise Jon Winslow|
March 26, 1996
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||St. John's |
|NBA Draft||2015 / Round 1: / Pick: 10th|
|Selected by the Miami Heat|
|Playing career||2015–present (6 years)|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
Miami Heat (2015–2020)
On June 26, 2015, Winslow was selected by the Miami Heat with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. On July 3, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Heat. He made his debut for the Heat in the team's season opener against the Charlotte Hornets on October 28, recording five points and seven rebounds off the bench in a 104–94 win. On November 6, he had a then season-best game with 13 points and eight rebounds in a loss to the Indiana Pacers. On January 11, he made his first career start, recording seven points and three rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors. On February 22, he recorded a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes off the bench in a 101–93 win over the Indiana Pacers. On March 14, he topped his season-high mark with 20 points in a 124–119 win over the Denver Nuggets. During his rookie year, coach Erik Spoelstra consistently called on Winslow to defend the most lethal attackers in the league, from LeBron James to James Harden, as he developed into a defensive stopper. At the season's end, he earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.
In the 2016–17 NBA season, Winslow started all nine games for the Heat to begin the season before missing the next 16 with a sore left wrist. On December 22, 2016, he had a season-best game with 23 points and 13 rebounds in a 115–107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, as he set a career high for points and tied a career best in rebounds. On January 5, 2017, Winslow was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
In the 2017-18 NBA season, Winslow played in all 27 games to begin the season, and scored a season-high 15 points on December 9 against the Brooklyn Nets. He then missed 14 games with a knee strain between December 15 and January 10. On February 5, he scored 16 points against the Orlando Magic. He twice scored 17 points between February 24 and March 1, before setting a season-best 18 points on April 4 against the Atlanta Hawks. On March 12, he recorded 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds against the Portland Trail Blazers. In Game 3 of the Heat's first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Winslow scored a season-high 19 points in a 128–108 loss.
In the 2018-19 NBA season, on November 3, 2018, in his first start of the season, Winslow had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 123–118 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. On December 10, he scored a career-high 28 points with six 3-pointers in a 108–105 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. After teammate and starting point guard Goran Dragić suffered a right knee injury, Winslow was named as Miami's starting point guard in mid-December. On December 28, he had 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in a 118–94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On January 10, he recorded a career-high 11 assists in a 115–99 win over the Boston Celtics.