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Justise Winslow Says He Will Play Point Guard For The Heat This Season

(via Miami Herald)

(via Miami Herald)

As the 10th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Justise Winslow knows a thing or two about heightened expectations. When he was drafted to Miami, fans were hoping he'd be their next knight in shining armor, they were hoping that he would be the one to lead their franchise back to greatness.

The truth is not quite so optimistic.

Through four seasons, Winslow has yet to blossom into the star many were expecting. Instead, he has become a rather inconsistent two-way wing player.

This season for the Heat, he is hoping to reshape his career -- by reshaping his role. According to comments made by Winslow to the Miami Herald, he is making the move to point guard this upcoming season.

With sharpshooting guard Goran Dragic being the usual choice for this spot, it will be interesting to see where he fits into the team if they decide to start Winslow. Though he struggles to stay healthy, he is a very lethal scorer and averaged over 13 points per game for the Heat last season. We could see him being used as a trade chip later this year.

As for Justise, he will certainly have big shoes to fill in that regard. The Heat have expectations of reaching the playoffs, and Winslow will be called upon to help accomplish that mission. Then again, elevated expectations are nothing new for the 2015 lottery pick.