The Miami Heat introduced their newest member in his first official press conference Monday morning.
The Heat grabbed Justise Winslow — a 6-foot-6, 225-pound forward and a top-five talent on many boards — with the No. 10 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, the first official step the team is taking in what's expected to be a hectic summer of roster reloading.
Winslow won a national championship in his lone season at Duke. He's helped USA Basketball win international gold medals in each of the last three years. He scored more than 3,000 points in high school.
The Miami Heat think his winning track will continue at the next level.
Meanwhile, Heat star Dwyane Wade's future is unclear. He has a $16.1 million option for next season. He will likely become a free agent and seek a new home if he and the Heat — who aren't eye-to-eye on anything right now on a new deal — can't work something out. It could mean a 12-year tenure in Miami that has seen him transform from skinny rookie to a three-time-champion and face of the franchise might be ending.
"We respect him. We want him back," Riley said. "We want him here for the rest of his career. We're going to do all we can to make that happen."
Winslow doesn't sound worried, calling Wade "one of the greatest" and saying he is eager to learn all he can from Miami's all-time leading scorer.