Heat, Winslow agree on 3-year extension

Justise Winslow and the Heat have agreed to a 3-year contract extension.

The Miami Heat and forward Justise Winslow have agree on a three-year, $39 million contract extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Winslow was eligible for his rookie extension as he was part of the NBA’s Draft Class of 2015. The Heat faced a Monday deadline to complete a deal. If an agreement had not been reached, Winslow would have become a restricted free agent July 1.

The 10th overall selection out of Duke in 2015, Winslow is coming off a season in which he averaged 7.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 24.7 minutes in 68 games (25 starts), shooting 42.4 percent from the field, 38.0 percent from deep and 63.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The 22-year-old carries career averages of 7.5 points, 5.3 boards and 2.0 assists in 27.7 minutes in 164 games (48 starts) into his fourth NBA season, with a shooting line of 41.0/31.4/65.3.

According to Five Reasons Sports Network, Winslow agreeing to the extension gives the Heat eight players who will make more than $10 million this season.