Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue has acknowledged being pleasantly surprised by Justise Winslow’s vision of the game and passing ability.
The base position has been one of the biggest headaches for the Los Angeles organization in recent years, so the production of one of its new hires represents added value and a more than viable option throughout the year. course.
“I did not know he was such a good passer,” admitted Lue according to the middle The Orange Country Register. “I know he played point guard in Miami and with our current situation in that position, with Jason Preston injured, he will be a backup option. He has been playing ‘4’ and even ‘5’. So we have to keep learning the plays and the different positions. It’s going to be a very good piece for us. “
After a promising breakthrough in the NBA in the ranks of the Miami Heat, Winslow’s recent career has followed a tortuous path full of injuries that have hampered his development and establishment in the league. Now, the Houston native has participated in the training camp of the Clippers feeling “very healthy” and wanting to help the team.
The acclimatization of the 25-year-old Winslow to his new colleagues still requires work and filming, but for now, his presence has been positive, also for the chemistry of the locker room. “Off the pitch it was really good,” added Lue. “On the court it has been a bit more difficult because the boys have tried to play out of position. But they are learning, all of them, every day and that is how they should continue to improve. »
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