Miami Heat: Former combo forward, ‘Point Justise’ Winslow, tells what makes him tick

Grayson Allen #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies laughs with Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Grayson Allen #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies laughs with Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Former Miami Heat forward, Justise Winslow, was traded to Memphis at the deadline. Either way, it’s still interesting to hear how he maintains balance.

The Miami Heat can’t keep everyone. That is the first thing that must be said here.

Well, that’s at least what I and we kept telling ourselves in the aftermath of moving Justise Winslow to the Memphis Grizzlies at this past NBA trade deadline, for a package that included Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder, and Solomon Hill.

While things had seemed to be going sour between Winslow and the Miami Heat management, based on what we had and hadn’t seen in the days, weeks, and months leading up to his exit from the team, we didn’t know it had gone this sour.

From the rumors of distrust in the medical decisions to the Miami Heat’s supposed insistence that Justise try to suit up and play, we had heard a ton of talk through the grapevine that either couldn’t be substantiated, didn’t sound like the truth, or was blown off by either of the parties involved.

The Miami Heat and Justise Winslow couldn’t come to terms on what was best for his health and career. He seems to be in good spirits in his new basketball home.

In any event, he is now apart of the Memphis Grizzlies and although still yet to play a game at all this season, seems to be in good spirits.

In an interview series for the National Basketball Players Association as apart of their NBPA 450 program, a section of entities, content, and other wings that focuses on the players’ life off the court, Winslow talked a bit about how he maintains balance. Here’s what Winslow said in a tweet from the NBPA’s official Twitter account on what makes him tick.

"I keep myself balanced by, you know, the circle I keep around me, people that never let me get too high or too low and also people that I came up with. People that know the real me, my family, my friends that been with me from the beginning. No matter how many championships I win or how many threes I make, they’re still going to prank me, they’re still going to laugh with me, they’re still going to make me take out the trash and do the dishes. So, i would say just my family, my inner circle, they keep me very grounded."

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Well put Mr. Winslow and we are simply elated that you have those mechanisms in place. Justise has previously dealt with documented mental health issues, although never clinically diagnosed with any. Even if it isn’t for the Miami Heat, we just want to see him win, as long as it isn’t against the Miami Heat.