Heat GM Andy Elisburg confirmed Sunday that the team would exercise Winslow's $2.7 million option for 2017-18, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Winslow didn't have an outstanding rookie season, but picking up the third-year option on his rookie deal was a no-brainer, given the limited financial commitment and the likelihood that he'll improve over the life of the contract. With Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng heading elsewhere this offseason and Chris Bosh (blood clots) not expected to play for the Heat again, Winslow will open the season as the team's starting small forward and should notice a jump in his production across just about every category.

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