Justise Winslow

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  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Head coach Taylor Jenkins told the media that they are "looking good, feeling good" in regards to the health of Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee), Brandon Clarke (right quad) and Justise Winslow (back soreness).

    Jackson and Clarke missed nine and eight games respectively prior to the shutdown while Winslow has yet to play a game for the Grizzlies due to an ongoing back injury. This appears to be great news for the young team as they will be at full strength when the league does resume. Clarke and Jackson definitely have fantasy appeal as they both finished inside the top-80 on the season. Winslow has potential but he is the riskiest of the three based on a brand new situation and the back injury that has caused him to miss 53 games so far this season. It is probably best to avoid Winslow for the league resumption and re-evaluate his fantasy value prior to the 2020-21 campaign.

    Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow voiced his worries about resuming games as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

    While Winslow acknowledged the NBA is taking the threat seriously in preparing for the return to action, he is finding it difficult to get past the magnitude of the risk involved. He also said he wants to be out there, but it sounds like he will be weighing the pros and cons right up till the June 24 deadline for players to decide if they want to join the bubble in Orlando.

    Source: NBA on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Teammate Dillon Brooks hinted that before the season was abruptly suspended, Justise Winslow (back) was going to enter the Grizzlies starting lineup.

    Winslow was gearing up to make his Grizzlies debut right as the season hit a pause. There was speculation as to what his role and minutes would look like when he did return to the court, so this is an interesting note from the team's starting shooting guard. With more time to get his conditioning back up to par, Winslow could potentially be looking at a full workload as the team's starting small forward when/if the season resumes.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow (back soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Winslow has only played 11 games this season and will likely be eased in slowly. The Grizzlies are deep at the wing positions and Winslow will likely have to fight for minutes even when he is at full strength. Winslow is outside the top-250 in his small sample size this season and can be left on the waiver wire until he can string together a few good games. His return could impact Josh Jackson and De'Anthony Melton.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee soreness) and Justise Winslow (back soreness) are expected to return to action within the next week.

    JJJ should be rostered as he can still impact fantasy GMs looking to win their championships. His eventual return will negatively impact Gorgui Dieng. Winslow is someone to add to watch-lists as he has struggled to stay healthy throughout the season. He does have upside that can help teams but it is unclear what his role will be upon his return. Kyle Anderson and Josh Jackson will likely lose minutes to Winslow when he does return.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow (back soreness) has been assigned to the Memphis Hustle on Monday to practice with the team and will be recalled immediately afterwards.

    Winslow hasn't played with his new Grizzlies teammates since being traded to Memphis from Miami since near the trade deadline, but it sounds like he could be close to making his debut with the young team. Winslow hasn't done much to move the needle for fantasy teams this season, but he was the key piece the Grizzlies received for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill. He could pay off down the stretch for teams in the playoffs, but might take a few games to get there. There's no word he'll play for sure yet, but if you've got a bye week, he's not the worst flier to take.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Justise Winslow will miss Monday's tilt with the Clippers due to a back bone bruise.

    The wait continues for Justise Winslow. If you have a deep league IL slot available you can stash him for the end of the season, but we have received minimal news on his return at this point and he is not someone you can count on for contributions this year. Winslow has a decent opportunity to emerge as a wing in Memphis, but his health is by far the biggest obstacle in making that a reality.

    Source: Grizzles PR on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Justise Winslow will be traded to Memphis in the package for Andre Iguodala.

    Winslow should see more opportunity in Memphis than he did in Miami. He is not a 12-team add yet as he is out until after the All-Star break with a back bone bruise and Memphis will be cautious with bringing him back. He may have late-round value with mid-round upside if he gets a significant role in Memphis.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back bone bruise) will not rejoin the Heat prior to the All-Star break.

    Winslow was already ruled out for Wednesday's game but is now looking at a lengthier absence. The Heat play five road games prior to the All-Star game and he won't be a part of those. This news should mean an expanded role for Derrick Jones Jr.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back bone bruise) is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Winslow is thought to be getting closer, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out through the All-Star break. The Heat have been rumored to be looking to add another piece, so Winslow may be returning to an even more crowded rotation assuming he isn't the one dealt.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back bone bruise) has been doing conditioning and training work but has yet to resume on-court activity.

    That's not surprising with Winslow expected to be re-evaluated in a few days but it does make it sound like his return isn't exactly on the horizon. He shouldn't be rostered in leagues with fewer than 16 teams at this point, in case you were still holding on for some reason.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back) will miss the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated.

    If you're still holding onto Winslow in a league with fewer than 16 teams, you're probably some kind of saint, but also you can feel free to cut him now. Derrick Jones and James Johnson have recently snapped up rotation spots and should continue to get that opportunity going forward.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back) will not travel with the team as they embark on a two game road trip which will start against the Thunder on Friday and finish with the Spurs on Sunday.

    Winslow has not been able to recover from a bone bruise on his back that has now cost him 20 out of the last 21 games. Winslow can be dropped until we get word that he is close to a return. Even when healthy, his per-game numbers have not been good enough to provide standard league value.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Erik Spoelstra said on Tuesday that Justise Winslow (back) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs and that there is no update on the injury.

    Winslow's hot opening week has quickly turned into a nightmare season as he's missed 28 games dealing with injuries. He made it through only 15 minutes of action in his return on January 8th before suffering a setback, so there is no real certainty as to when he will get back on the court. The Heat should provide an update soon.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back) has reportedly left the team with one game left on their current road trip in order to meet with a back specialist some time this upcoming week.

    Winslow is set to miss Sunday's game, which will make for his 17th total game missed due to this back injury. He doesn't appear close to a return, and the report mentions that their could be some disagreement between him and the organization regarding their treatment plan to get him back out there. Winslow is a hard drop in most settings for what looks to be an indefinite stint on the sidelines. He's also not a particularly helpful fantay player even when he does play.

    Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel