Justise Winslow 2016-17 Season Rundown
Photo Credit: Joe Murphy
Although Justise Winslow’s season was cut short due to right shoulder surgery in early January, he still showed some flashes of what he could develop into. In his 18 games, Winslow continued to be a defensive savant and tallied a 101.5 defensive rating. On the flip side of the ball, the Duke product showed a penchant for getting into the paint and creating open threes for his teammates on the perimeter.
Perhaps his best outing came on December 22 against the Lakers, which was his fifth game back after missing 16 contests with a sore left wrist. On that night, Winslow scored a career-high 23 points (seven in the fourth) and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to go along with four steals, three assists and a plus-22 rating. While the forward’s season ended shortly after that, it was still a very strong performance. Hopefully we’ll see more impressive games like that next year.
They Said It (Quote):
“One of the biggest parts about playing in this league is remaining healthy, so I’ve got to figure out smart ways to get my work in in the offseason but still not put too much of a pounding on my body. That’s something that guys all around the league are dealing with, so I just have to approach that smartly this summer.” – Winslow on his approach to the offseason
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