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Justise Winslow to miss at least the next two weeks

Heat G/F is dealing with back injury, will be re-evaluated in the near future.

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow warms up before a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat G/F Justise Winslow will miss at least the next two weeks due to a back injury.

Winslow will be re-evaluated after that time period, per coach Erik Spoelstra. Winslow has missed the past three games since returning to the lineup on Jan. 8. He only played 15 minutes and wasn’t very effective, meaning the injury was still bothering him. Winslow hasn’t been able to stay healthy all season and at this point, you’ve got to wonder if he’ll ever be able to consistently contribute in 2019-20.

Fantasy Basketball analysis: Miami Heat G/F Justise Winslow

Winslow’s absence really shortens up the Heat’s rotation even more. Usually a deep team, Miami is running a nine-man rotation as of now, though Tyler Herro should be back in the fold soon. With Winslow out for the next two weeks, Derrick Jones Jr. is an attractive add off the waiver wire in season-long. He posted seven points and 12 boards on Wednesday vs. the Spurs and is on pace for career highs across the board.