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Justise Winslow Update

Former Blue Devil has had a tough time with injuries

Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic
 ORLANDO, FL - MAY 1: Justise Winslow #7 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during the game against the Orlando Magic on May 1, 2021 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
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Justise Winslow’s NBA career hasn’t been as straightforward as he probably would like. After his great run at Duke in 2014-15, he went #10 to Miami and has had numerous injuries ever since.

At 6-6 and from a highly athletic family - his father Rickie was part of Houston’s famed Phi Slama Jamma, his sister played basketball for Houston as well, and his brother played football for Dartmouth.

The thing is though it’s impossible to predict how the human body will age or whose will endure. We saw this with Jabari Parker whose knee problems have limited a highly promising NBA career and even more so with Harry Giles, who was on track to a brilliant NBA career when knee injuries slowed his career.

Then you see guys like Michael Jordan and John Havlicek who had long, mostly injury-free careers. There’s really know way to tell.

We do know that any team would love to have Winslow if he were healthy. He’s a great teammate and, like most NBA and Duke fans, we’d love for him to be healthy so that he could show what he is really capable of.