Justise Winslow’s raw numbers may not jump off the box score but the rookie drafted 10th overall by the Miami Heat last June is getting it done on the defensive end.
“I hadn’t seen anyone defend like this at that level at that age since the guy they’re gonna see tonight — Kevin Garnett,” ESPN’s Mike Wallace said on Joe Rose Show. “Justise is a different body type, though. For him to be able to do it on the perimeter, going against LeBron James one night, Paul George the next night, James Harden the night after that and to not have his confidence shattered, to still be a steely kind of guy and not have his nerves rattled, that speaks a lot.
“It was a tailor-made fit for him on the defensive side of the ball.