One scout,who gave his opinion on the Heat, wasn't high on Heat forward Justise Winslow. Here's what he said:
I’m not real high on Justise Winslow. His only strength is taking it to the basket, and then transition. He’s not a good shooter at all. He lacks confidence, he lacks technique, he lacks a lot of things.
I'm not a scout, but I do know that attacking the basket is not Winslow's only strength. Defense is also one of Justise Winslow's biggest strengths. He has one of the best defensive IQ in the league for his age. Unlike most rookies, he's very disciplined on that end rarely biting on pumpfakes. He's also versatile enough to defend smaller guards as well as bigger players due to his strength.
His offense still needs development, which is no secret. However, he's making progress. Although a small sample size, Winslow's made 4 of 5 from corner threes this preseason after shooting 26.7 percent from threes last season(credit: Anthony Chiang,Palm Beach Post). His jumper looks smoother and he's looks more comfortable shooting it.
The scout may not be high on Winslow, but the Heat are. They know the impact Winslow makes on the floor making winning plays that are not seen on the boxscore that are very important. And they expect the same, along with a bigger role on offense, this season.