After mostly existing as only whispers and pleas on Heat Twitter, the Point Justise experiment is now in full bloom in the NBA. Justise Winslow, Miami’s fourth-year guard/perimeter defender/swiss-army guy, is playing the best basketball of his career since assuming point duties in a Dec. 8 win over the Clippers. After an injury to Goran Dragic, Winslow was deployed as the Heat’s offensive leader, and it’s led to success for both individual and team. The former No. 10 pick looks like a new player, while Miami has compiled a 10–6 record since the switch.
The first thing anyone who’s followed Winslow’s career notices when watching him play over the last month-plus is his confidence.