Open brackets usher in the dream of the front line

2022-06-22 0 By

The Portland Trail Blazers recently pulled off a controversial trade that sent Norman Powell and Robert Covington to the Los Angeles Clippers for Eric Bledsoe, Justice Winslow and Keane Johnson, creating $6.5 million in cap space.In many ways, the knee-jerk reaction was to not believe your eyes, to think the Blazers must have lost, to be disappointed with the move, and that was a legitimate feeling.Let’s take a look at justis Winslow, the Miami Heat’s 10th overall pick in the 2015 draft, and see what kind of player the Duke university standout is.Reports the Boston celtics once wanted to use four first-round sign trade justice – Winslow, then sign the celtics is the sequence number 14, and charlotte hornets was already set to choose frank kaminski at no. 9, and the selected can indeed is one of the most wrong choice recently since the hornets, the Miami heat in the 10th line chose Winslow.Winslow was a bit of a work in progress, but he showed great body, great defense, no obvious weaknesses, and a lot of talent and ability.Since entering the league, Winslow’s biggest weakness is actually his health, the 25-year-old Winslow season average only 44 games, knee, shoulder, modification, back, hip, hip injuries have suffered.But before injuries hit Winslow, his data is not ugly, in 2017 – and 2018-18 years Winslow’s performance is very good, in this two years, before the heat is still in its period of Jimmy butler, the team’s record is not good, is in the middle level, and Winslow also got the chance to deliver their draft.In 2017-18, he became a fixture on the Heat’s bench, averaging 7.8 points on 42% shooting and 38% from 3-point range in 68 games and 24.7 minutes per game, along with 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.8 steals. Winslow was the team’s sixth man.He also played in all five games against Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs.In the 2018-19 season, Winslow became a starter for the Heat, averaging a career-high 29.7 minutes per game, 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists per game, shooting 43% from the field, 37% from 3-point range, and 1.1 steals per game.But the Heat failed to make the playoffs and finished 10th in the Eastern Conference.After spending five years on the South Coast, Winslow went to Memphis, where he was shipped at the 2020 trade deadline to the Grizzlies. The Heat acquired Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill, and he became a free agent last summer, signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.Winslow didn’t have a particularly good start for the Grizzlies in 2020-21 because of a hip injury that kept him out of the grizzlies’ rematch trip to Disney in Orlando.After signing with the Clippers, Winslow’s role changed. He played more at small forward and point guard with the Heat and Grizzlies, but moved to power forward with the Clippers. In 37 games, Winslow averaged 12 minutes per game as a small-ball power forward.That could explain why Winslow’s 3-point shooting is down to 17 percent this season.Blazers interim general manager Joe Cronin explained the motivation behind the deal in an interview.”Salary flexibility.An opportunity to clean up our payroll and create more opportunities for the draft and free agency this coming week and beyond.”Cronin said.In any case, Winslow will stay with the team until the end of the season, and we’ll see how ferocious he can be on the court. He’ll have plenty of opportunities, as his unique skill set hasn’t really gotten a chance to shine since leaving Miami.Winslow’s physical presence could help the Blazers, and his defense, playmaking, and inconsistent but capable scoring might be on full display in Portland, both helping him regain his reputation and boosting his trade value. It’s a win-win.Winslow is still young, and he has plenty of time to get his body right and get his shooting accuracy back.