July 28, 2018, 1:29 pmJustise WinslowF, Miami Heat
The Heat have been in contact with Justise Winslow's agent but will likely begin contract talks in earnest at the end of August.
There's a mid-October deadline to iron out an extension, otherwise Winslow will be a restricted free agent next summer. Pat Riley referred to Winslow as one of the team's "anchor pieces" but between injuries and poor shooting he has yet to really put it all together. There's really no urgency to get something done here, and Miami may choose to end up letting the market decide Winslow's price next summer if the two sides are far apart next month. We've seen flashes of Winslow as a borderline top-100 fantasy player given his multi-cat contributions but it's been tough for him to establish consistency in a crowded Heat rotation. There are worse fliers to take at the back of standard drafts but there are probably better ones, too.
Source: Miami Herald