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Justise Winslow to miss rest of season due to hip injury

Grizzlies G/F was injured during Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage and will not play in the restart of the season.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson talks with Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow after their game at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won in overtime.  Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies G/F Justise Winslow injured his hip after taking a hard fall in Monday’s intrasquad scrimmage and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Winslow has yet to make his Grizzlies debut after being acquired from the Miami Heat prior to the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline. Winslow had been dealing with a back injury when he was traded to the Grizz and then the pandemic hit. Memphis had expected Winslow to hit the ground running in Orlando with the season restart, but this is a major setback.

The Grizzlies are currently 1.5-point underdogs in their first game back against the Portland Trail Blazers next Friday. Now, we didn’t see how Winslow looked with his new team and what type of impact he would have had is unknown. We do, however, know the type of player Winslow is when healthy, a versatile wing who can score and defend. That’s obviously a tough piece to lose if you’re the Grizzlies, trying to hold onto the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. We could see that line move more in favor of the Blazers.

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