Rodney McGruder
Rodney McGruder
28-Year-Old GuardG
Los Angeles Clippers
GTD
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 10/24/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McGruder signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Clippers this offseason after being waived by the Heat. The swingman spent his first three years in the league with Miami and averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 23.5 minutes last season, making 45 starts. McGruder can play either position on the wing, though he figures to be the third option at best at small forward and shooting guard after the Clippers acquired Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. George and Leonard are locked into starting roles, and it appears Landry Shamet is too, leaving McGruder to scrap for minutes off the bench. Playing time could be hard to find, with Mo Harkless and reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams coming off the bench ahead of him. McGruder was a quality addition to an increasingly deep Los Angeles rotation, but his fantasy value is minimal, and he can be avoided in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Clippers in July of 2019.
Ruled out Tuesday
GLos Angeles Clippers
Ankle
October 21, 2019
McGruder (ankle) won't play Tuesday against the Lakers.
ANALYSIS
McGruder is nursing a right ankle sprain and will miss the season opener as a result. His next chance to make his 2019-20 debut will come Thursday against Golden State.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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.
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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Status murky for opener
GLos Angeles Clippers
Ankle
October 21, 2019
Coach Doc Rivers said Sunday that McGruder is progressing from a right high-ankle sprain but is uncertain to be available for Tuesday's season opener against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
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Out again Thursday
GLos Angeles Clippers
Ankle
October 17, 2019
McGruder (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game against Dallas.
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Also out Sunday
GLos Angeles Clippers
Ankle
October 10, 2019
McGruder (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Melbourne United, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
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Ruled out Thursday
GLos Angeles Clippers
Ankle
October 9, 2019
McGruder has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Nuggets due to a right ankle spain, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Working with top unit
GLos Angeles Clippers
October 2, 2019
McGruder has been scrimmaging with the Clippers' first unit in recent practices, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
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