Southeast Notes: Winslow, Butler, J. Robinson, Embiid

Justise Winslow is thrilled about his new start in Memphis, but in an interview with Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel he offered little insight into an injury that has forced him to miss all but 11 games this season. Winslow has taken the court just once since December 6 because of a lower back bone bruise. “The (Miami) coaching staff thought I was able to play,” Winslow said without further explanation.

After being taken with the 10th pick in the 2015 draft, Winslow developed into a versatile forward for the Heat and often handled play-making duties. However, the lingering injury and the development of young talent in Miami made him expandable in last week’s trade for Andre Iguodala.

“I’m not going to give any dates (for a possible return), I’m sorry,” Winslow said. “But it’s been an ongoing thing this season. That’s the bottom line. I’m sure the Miami Heat did everything that they thought was right to try to help me. Things didn’t work out. I’m here now. I wish I could tell you a date that I’m expected to be back, but there isn’t one.”

There’s more from the Southeast Division:

  • Jimmy Butler has finally found a team that views the NBA the same way he does, writes Nick Friedell of ESPN. Butler clashed with teammates, coaches and management in his previous three stops, but his ultra-competitive attitude is welcome with the Heat“When [Butler] was in other places, he got knocked for (speaking his mind),” Iguodala said. “He was disruptive toward his other teammates, but you put him around some guys that actually want to get to the grind, what did he do for them? He upped their level of play, right?”
  • Jerome Robinson sees the Wizards as an ideal fit and is ready for the opportunity he never got with the Clippers, relays Chase Hughes of NBA Sports. Robinson was a lottery pick in 2019, but often languished on the bench as L.A. focused on challenging for a title. He’s hoping for more playing time in Washington after being traded there last week. “Experience, that’s what you really learn from,” Robinson said. “To grow as a player and a person, I think this is a great step for me right here.”
  • Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer believes the Hornets should pounce on the opportunity if Sixers center Joel Embiid ever goes on the trade market.
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9 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Winslow, Butler, J. Robinson, Embiid

  1. smallball

    ….”believes the Hornets should pounce on the opportunity if Sixers center Joel Embiid ever goes on the trade market.” Well duh, what team wouldn’t pounce on that opportunity. Thanks for the hot take.

    • tomjoadsghost

      It’s funny that Bonnell gets paid to write that. Every team should pounce to trade for a better player.

  2. I give no fox

    What a great article about the hornets, lol. they and 28 other teams should pounce on the opportunity to acquire Embiid if he’s on the block. What a hot take. Sadly, looking at charlottes roster, they’re probably in the 20s as far as enticing offers would go. Unless they gut their roster of talent and give up 1sts with pick swaps…I just don’t see them having the package to pull it off

  3. Wolves and Sixers underperforming. Maybe there is some truth to the work ethic and determination of some of the players on both teams.

    I’m not a Butler fan, but his leadership style + motivated/hungry players = a team with contending success.

  4. DannyQ3913

    Philly here. Embiid is crazy to watch, he accidentally gets 20 & 10 every night. If he actually tried his stats would be insane.

  5. Hornets have literally next to no good trade pieces. I don’t think they could even trade for LaVine without giving up loads of first that’s how bad their players are

  6. formerlyz

    This sounds like a Kawhi situation, but kind of in reverse, with Justise, and if that’s the case, I’m even more disappointed in the trade

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