Heat exercise team option on Winslow

Heat swingman Justise Winslow is averaging 6.6 points in 27 games.

As expected, the Miami Heat have exercised the team option on wing Justise Winslow, the team announced in a press release.

Winslow’s option is reportedly worth $3.4 million. He will be in the mix for the starting small forward spot, along with Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder.

Per the release:

Winslow, who was originally selected by the HEAT in the first round (10th overall) in the 2015 NBA Draft, has appeared in 96 career games (23 starts) with Miami averaging 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 29.8 minutes while shooting 40 percent from the field. He was one of eight HEAT players to average double-figures in points (10.9) last season, marking the most for any team in the NBA. The former NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection appeared in 78 games in 2015-16, becoming just the fifth rookie to lead the HEAT in games played during a single-season. 

For more on Winslow and the Heat, check out our latest batch of Miami notes.