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Justise Winslow, who had a season-ending hip injury when the Grizzlies were in the bubble, will not be available for the opener but should return "early this season," per the Grizzlies' exectuive VP of basketball operations Zach Kleiman.
Winslow has a lot of offensive upside but he was snake bitten last year with injuries that limited him to just 11 games played for the Heat. He averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 0.6 steals over 32 minutes per contest and could be a sneaky late round pick in upcoming fantasy drafts. It's best to keep tabs on his progression as he works his way back from injury, though.
Grizzlies’ executive Zach Kleiman said that F Justise Winslow will not be ready when the regular season starts.
Winslow sustained a hip injury in mid-July during practice and continues to work his way through it. No timetable was given, but “Justise should be ready early in the season,” said Kleiman. Winslow was limited to 11 games last season, averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.6 steals over 32 minutes per contest.
Justise Winslow sustained a hip injury during Monday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies released the following statement on their official twitter account. "During Monday's practice, Justise Winslow fell after absorbing contact during an intrasquad scrimmage. Medical evaluation revealed a hip injury, which will cause him to miss the rest of the season." The 24-year-old was limited to 11 games this season. He finishes the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.6 steals in 32 minutes per contest. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time and it is unclear if Winslow will be ready for the 2020-21 season.
According to Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins, G/F Justise Winslow is set to return to the Grizzlies for the NBA restart in Orlando and is "looking and feeling good."
Acquired by Memphis back in early February in a deal with the Miami Heat, Winslow has only appeared in 11 games this season, none of which were for the Grizzlies. Winslow has been dealing with a severe back strain since mid-December but it appears he's finally turned the corner in his rehab where he is ready to return to play. Winslow was previously critical of the NBA's decision to restart the season but he has yet to opt-out at this time. Coach Taylor is optimistic that Winslow will be able to return to the rotation but admitted that he'll still need to assess the team's conditioning and ability to practice in a 5-on-5 setting. Those playing DFS should temper expectations for Winslow out of the gates since he will likely come off the bench and need time to assimilate into the rotation. On the year, Winslow is averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 32 minutes per game.
Justise Winslow said that he is "pain-free and symptom-free" and plans to "get right back into the swing of things" when (or if) the NBA season resumes.
Before the NBA season was suspended in March, Winslow hasn't played a regular season game since January 8th. He was traded from the Heat to Grizzlies on February 5th, but was unable to suit up for his new team. Winslow is averaging 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 0.6 steals across 11 games this season. He is deemed fully healthy and should be all systems go once or if the 2019-2020 NBA season resumes.