A rough season in Miami just got worse.
Second-year wing Justise Winslow is about to go under the knife for shoulder surgery and likely is done for this season, the team announced Wednesday night.
Winslow may have put in the time, but he struggled with his expanded role in the offense this season — he is shooting just 35.4 percent overall and 20 percent from three. He wasn’t finishing well at the rim and teams would let him have any shot he wants outside 10 feet. That said, he averaged 10.9 points per game, and he defended well — Miami was still 4.8 points per 100 possessions better when he was on the court.
Miami is 10-26 and all but out of the playoff chase. With Winslow out, things are only going to get worse. The only question is Pat Riley willing to be a seller as the trade deadline approaches.