Rodney McGruder

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  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder was a top-400 value in the 2019-20 fantasy season.

    McGruder saw action in 50 games with the Clippers but is at the tail end of the rotation and doesn't do much to warrant attention in fantasy. He averaged 0.4 triples (on an ugly .278 mark from deep) as well as 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 steals, but there isn't much to mine out of this situation until you're looking for depth in 30-team formats. It's a long cry from McGruder's must-start run as a key member of Miami's rotation, though that only lasted for a handful of weeks anyway. Simpler times.

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's tilt vs. the Celtics.

    Beverley will miss his fourth consecutive game on Thursday but the team could be proceeding with caution as the league is about to have a week respite from games with the All-Star break. Beverley could make his return the first game following the All-Star break which would be Saturday, February 22nd against the Kings. Continue to monitor as we will learn more towards the end of next week. Landry Shamet, Lou Williams and Rodney McGruder should continue to see additional opportunity with Beverley sidelined.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George (left hamstring tightness) will not play on Saturday but head coach Doc Rivers said that he might play against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Luckily this does not seem to be a long term issue for George who is averaging top-20 numbers this season, a decent-sized decrease from his top-5 numbers last season. Rodney McGruder started the second half for George on Thursday while Moe Harkless and JaMychal Green may also see extended minutes after both putting up strong lines in that game.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder took Paul George's (left hamstring) place in the second half of Thursday's win, posting four points, a steal and a block in 14 minutes.

    No telling on how much time George might have to miss but it's likely that McGruder gets the biggest bump as a result. There's not a ton to like here but McG is someone to keep close in 20-team leagues. Moe Harkless is also a likely winner and a better play in general, posting 12 points (6-for-7 FG), nine rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 25 minutes tonight.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder caught the eyes of deep-league GMs with his Tuesday performance, scoring seven points to go along with 11 rebounds, three steals and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    McGruder is one of the Clippers' versatile bench forwards and can be relied upon to defend, which helps buttress his floor a bit. Even so, he's only a serious consideration in 20-team leagues and beyond right now. This is a solid line, however, and we didn't want to let it pass by without mention.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder returned to the floor in Friday's victory over the Wolves, finishing with three rebounds.

    It wasn't one to write home about for McGruder, but just getting back on the floor after a hamstring injury kept him out a few weeks is a good sign. The Clippers are dealing with a lot of injuries right now, so if he can get back up to speed quickly there could be some extra minutes for him.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (hamstring) will play on Friday vs. the Wolves but will have a minutes restriction.

    He'll be returning from a seven game absence and the Clippers will likely work him back slowly. Patrick Beverley won't be playing in this one so he could pick up some extra time because of it but his long-term value doesn't look too great.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder is probable to play in Friday's game against the Wolves as he nurses a hamstring injury.

    McGruder hasn't played in the Clippers' last seven ball games but is nearing a return. He could be in line for extra opportunity in his first game back as Patrick Beverley (concussion) has already been ruled out. However, he has not been given the opportunity to produce fantasy value so far this season. He is off the fantasy radar for now but could be used as a low-cost option in DFS lineups on Friday.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Landry Shamet (ankle) and Rodney McGruder (hamstring) are being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors.

    Lou Williams and Jerome Robinson will pick up some extra minutes off the bench. Robinson isn't anything more than a desperation streaming option with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George healthy.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (hamstring) is unlikely to take part in a full practice on Thursday, and is doubtful for Friday.

    McGruder's absence will leave more minutes open for Moe Harkless, Patrick Patterson and Terance Mann, among others, with Harkless and Patterson the only fantasy options — even in deeper leagues.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

    McGruder will still need more time to recover from his hamstring strain. This will mean more minutes for Moe Harkless, Terance Mann, Jerome Robinson and Patrick Patterson.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (lower leg) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's game.

    McGruder left Wednesday's game, where he started for the ailing Kawhi Leonard. His absence will probably lead to more minutes — or at least a chance at minutes — for Moe Harkless, Terance Mann, Jerome Robinson and Patrick Patterson.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder (lower leg) has been ruled out for the rest of Wednesday's game.

    Before being ruled out, McGruder was able to play 23 minutes and produce seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and two steals. Expect Lou Williams and Terance Mann to pick up the slack.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder grabbed his hamstring as he head back to the locker room on Wednesday.

    McGruder was in pain but hopefully, he'll be able to return to the game after some treatment.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder had a season-high 20 points on Thursday to go with his three rebounds, two assists and five 3-pointers.

    He came into this game averaging one point per game so don't get too excited. McGruder started off hot in the first quarter as he relieved Paul George off the bench, but still can't be trusted in standard leagues. He makes for an interesting streamer whenever the Clippers play a back-to-back set as Coach Rivers likes to change up his rotation on those nights to rest his usual starters.