October 1, 2017, 4:05 pm
Rodney McGruder will start in the Sunday’s preseason game against the Hawks according to Ira Winderman with the South Florida Sentinel.
The Heat are rolling out the same starting five that ended last season in their first preseason game Sunday against the Hawks. McGruder will battle for the starting small forward spot with Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow. Owners should not put much stock in McGruder’s starter designation in Sundays contest, but should keep an eye on Erik Spoelstra’s lineup decisions as the preseason progresses for any indication of who will earn the job come regular season.