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  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler will not participate in the Heat's game against the Hornets on Wednesday due to illness.

    Justise Winslow (rest) and James Johnson (conditioning) will also be held out on Wednesday. Butler should be a first or second round pick in most drafts this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    President Pat Riley said the Heat will start Goran Dragic at point guard.

    After Justise Winslow said he wanted to start at point guard, Pat Riley fined him and gave the starting nod to Dragic. Dragic struggled with his right knee last season and only played 36 games. At 33 years old, Dragic may continue to see his minutes reduced as the team looks to preserve his legs and play Winslow more at point guard as the season progresses. Winslow averaged a career-high 4.3 assists last season and will look to improve on that for this coming season. Both players are worth a late-round pick.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow said that his plan is to play point guard this season.

    Winslow had a nice run as Miami's PG last season when Goran Dragic was out after bouncing around between positions for a few years. The Heat have already declared Dragic their starter, however, which means that Winslow might have to accept coming off the bench if he wants the bulk of his minutes to come as a point guard. When asked about that possibility, Winslow said, "It's just about winning, really. So that's how I approach it." While playing point guard would likely help Winslow's fantasy value, the decreased playing time would probably cancel that out.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have balked at the Thunder's ask for two of Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow in trade talks for Russell Westbrook.

    While Miami is reportedly at the top of Westbrook's list of destinations, the Heat would obviously prefer to keep some of their young talent since they may be bidding against themselves at this point. The Heat just inked Herro to his rookie deal, which means he cannot be traded for 30 days, and they also must send out more than Westbrook's immense salary because they're hard-capped. We'll see who blinks first, or if another team can provide OKC a more compelling package.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow is hoping to pin down his long-term position.

    "Do I know what position I am finally? No," said Winslow. "But I think it’s somewhere one through three, not so much four. Can I play small-ball four? Yes, late in games. But is that where I think I will be most efficient and most successful? No." That's an interesting take from him, though it's hard to dispute the level of success he found running things out of the backcourt this season. That said, Erik Spoelstra still didn't commit to a single position for Winslow and it's the versatility of their personnel that gives Miami an edge on certain opponents. It's also worth remembering that Winslow's path to true, lead-dog guard minutes is a bit blocked unless Miami can make some moves, so fantasy owners might not want to read too much into his spurts of production this year when the Heat were missing a ton of players.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow had four steals to go with eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes in Wednesday's finale vs. the Nets.

    It was an interesting season for Winslow, who finished as a borderline standard-league player. He doubled his threes (1.5) and assists (4.3) in just five more minutes per game compared to last year. Perhaps most intriguing was a mid-season stretch where he was used as the Heat's primary point guard. If he can carve out a role similar to that in the 15-point, 5-assist, 2-trey range, he could be a solid fantasy starter.

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow scored 15 points with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in Sunday's overtime loss to the Raptors.

    Winslow was dealing with a thigh bruise earlier in the week, but seems to be past it with a quality 34-minute game. His shooting was still inefficient (6-for-18) but the Heat need him to help run the offense as the season comes to a close.

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow will draw the start on Friday vs. the Wolves in place of an injured Josh Richardson (groin strain).

    This wasn’t unexpected as the Heat, a half game out of the eighth seed, pull out all the stops with less than a week to go before the regular season wraps up.

    Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) returned from a nine-game absence on Wednesday and scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes of action.

    Winslow's injury has come at a terrible time in the season as the Heat are fighting to make the playoffs and this loss to the Celtics definitely did not help their case. Miami has battled injuries all season long as they have used 26 different starting lineups in 78 games played. Josh Richardson has been their steadiest starter and even he is battling injuries as he left this game with a left leg injury. The Heat might have been hit with bad luck at the wrong time.

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) will play in Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    With the Heat back closer to full strength, it'll be hard to trust Winslow in tonight's game as he will come off the bench and will be on a minutes restriction. Look elsewhere for value on a big 12 game card.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat are listing Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) as questionable prior to Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    The Heat's wing rotation is still in flux with Derrick Jones Jr. out and Winslow joining Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson as questionable. If none of the questionable players can go, Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters will continue to get as much run as they can handle, with Duncan Robinson sprinkled in.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    With Winslow, Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson out, and Derrick Jones Jr. questionable, the Heat may be very shorthanded on Monday. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic should get extra run in this one. Wade is more of a factor in points leagues, though.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) has officially been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Mavs.

    The Heat will be without a bevy of rotational pieces as Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder have already been ruled out. This may provide fantasy value for a backcourt that has been hard to predict this season. Dwayne Wade will continue to be a factor in points league while Derrick Jones Jr. and Goran Dragic may provide value.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    F, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game with the Mavs.

    Winslow has missed the last six games, and it couldn't come at a worse time with Miami battling for a playoff berth. He figures to return to the starting lineup once he's healthy since the Heat have been using Derrick Jones Jr. and not a natural point guard like Goran Dragic, so hopefully Winslow can step right back into his old production. Dragic and DJJ are the two beneficiaries in the meantime, with Dragic a streaky, low-end guard and Jones a potential source of threes and blocks.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter