Justise Winslow won't be on SportsCenter tonight.
The Heat's first round pick will be sitting out his first game as pro after rolling his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's win over the Magic. Winslow, though, said he doesn't expect to be out long and will be making the trip to Memphis with the Heat for Tuesday's game, where barring a setback he'll likely play.
"Just rolled it. Nothing serious. Just taking it slow," Winslow said. "It's day-to-day. We'll see how it is tomorrow."
Even if you don't see a highlight of Winslow from Monday's game against the Nets, you still might be able to catch him in a SportsCenter commercial. In case you haven't seen it yet, ESPN debuted a new commercial recently with Winslow, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and his grandsons Joey and Mike Savarino.
Winslow said Monday he knew the commercial was coming out, but he didn't know the context. Fact is, ESPN hit a home run without even asking Winslow for input.
In the commercial, Krzyzewski sees a highlight dunk of Winslow on SportsCenter and asks his grandsons to send him a text message. His grandsons and Winslow communicate through emojis, something Winslow said he's actually done with Coach K's grandsons before.
"It was funny," Winslow, 19, said of the commercial. "Me and Coach don't text like that. But us young kids, we do that sometimes. I have texted Joey and Mike like that before."
> Center Hassan Whiteside missed morning shoot around with what he called a headache, but he was in the Heat's starting lineup.
"I had a heachache and my body was just aching a lot," Whiteside said pregame. "I don't know what it is, but I'm going to play through it."
> Backup point guard Tyler Johnson also confirmed he would play tonight. Johnson has missed five consecutive games and eight of the Heat's last nine games overall with a left shoulder impingement.