Rodney McGruder
Rodney McGruder
27-Year-Old GuardG
Miami Heat
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/26/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Due to a leg injury, McGruder didn't make his season debut until late February, going on to play 18 games for the Heat. He held a relatively small role, seeing 16.6 minutes per night and averaging 5.1 points with 1.8 rebounds. The attempts were limited, but the 26-year-old shot 15-of-35 from thee (42.9 percent), an upgrade from his rookie mark of 33.2 percent. It’ll continue to be difficult for the Kansas State product to garner significant run, as Miami’s logjam on the wing didn't get any relief over the offseason. Even in deep Fantasy leagues, owners would be best to avoid McGruder. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.4 million contract with the Heat in July of 2016.
Ruled out Saturday
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 23, 2019
McGruder (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Wizards, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
It'll be the fourth straight absence for McGruder, who will join Justise Winslow in street clothes once again Saturday. Expect James Johnson, Derrick Jones and Dwyane Wade to pick up some increased run in the pair's continued absence.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
McGruder, in his first NBA season last year, saw a solid 25.2 minutes per game, largely due to a myriad of injuries plaguing the Heat. The 6-foot-4 wing underwhelmed, however, posting just 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 73-of-220 (33.2 percent) from beyond the arc. He’s a gritty defender, despite being undersized. Ultimately, the Heat are hoping he can turn into a more proficient three-point shooter and ball-handler as well. That said, he may struggle to find the workload he garnered last season, especially if the team stays relatively healthy. He’ll be fighting with the likes of Tyler Johnson, Justice Winslow, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington for reserve minutes at the shooting guard and small forward. Even if he does see a tad over 25 minutes per game again during the 2017-18 campaign, he’s a very low-usage player, which generally doesn’t bode well in a Fantasy context.
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Out vs. Milwaukee
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 22, 2019
McGruder (knee) is out for Friday's matchup against the Bucks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Doubtful Friday vs. Milwaukee
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 21, 2019
McGruder (knee) is listed as doubtful to play in Friday's tilt against the Bucks, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Out again Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 19, 2019
McGruder (knee) is out Wednesday against the Spurs, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Won't play Monday
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 18, 2019
McGruder will not be available Monday against the Thunder due to a sore left knee, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
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Scores 17 in win
GMiami Heat
March 2, 2019
McGruder finished with 17 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 27 minutes in the Heat's win over the Nets on Saturday.
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