Hang Time Podcast

Hang Time Podcast: Opening week thoughts + Heat forward Justise Winslow

Sekou Smith

Sekou Smith

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The NBA season is finally here! John Schuhmann, Kevin Cottrell and I break down the action from the first two nights of the season, analyze what’s next for Boston after Gordon Hayward’s injury, and debate if Cleveland is still the clear favorite in the Eastern Conference.

Then Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow joins me to talk about his offseason rehab, goals for this season, and more.

Highlights below:

22:00 mark, Winslow on his offseason training:

“I feel like I’m ready. I’m down 10-15 pounds. It’s just focusing on my body … lifting weights. The recovery process has taught me how to be a true professional.”

25:00, Winslow on his personal goals for this season:

“I would love to be apart of one of those All-Defensive teams. That’s a big goal for me. When you have one of those All-Defensive guys on your team, it really changes the complexion of your team.”

33:00, Winslow on how he continues to evolve as a player:

“For me, I’m always going to be transforming into the player I want to be. Hopefully one day I have championships, All-Stars under my belt. But even on that day, I won’t be the player I want to be yet. You’ll never be where you want to be. But that’s just how my mind works. The player I want to be right now isn’t the player I’ll want to be five years from now.”

34:00, Winslow on Miami’s goals for this season:

“A great goal for us as a unit is to get homecourt in the Eastern Conference.”

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