Rodney McGruder
Rodney McGruder
27-Year-Old GuardG
Miami Heat
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/22/2019
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.
Out again Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Knee
March 19, 2019
McGruder (knee) is out Wednesday against the Spurs, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
ANALYSIS
McGruder will miss a second straight contest due to left knee soreness. Derrick Jones Jr., James Johnson and Dion Waiters could see extra run as a result.
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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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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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Back in action Wednesday
GMiami Heat
February 27, 2019
McGruder (knee) is available to play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports.
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Questionable for Wednesday
GMiami Heat
Knee
February 26, 2019
McGruder (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
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Gets reps at practice
GMiami Heat
Knee
February 26, 2019
McGruder (knee) took part in Tuesday's practice, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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