Rodney McGruder

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  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard did not suit up for the Clippers' Wednesday round of scrimmages.

    Leonard has not scrimmaged with his new team at all over the last three days, inspiring the opposite of confidence for those hoping Kawhi cools it with the load management this season. We won't get carried away with speculation seeing as these aren't really on the same level as full-on practices, but it's worth filing away for later. For what it's worth, Rodney McGruder has been starting with the first team while Leonard has been sitting out.

    Source: Andrew Grief on Twitter

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have made the re-signings of Ivica Zubac and Rodney McGruder official.

    Zubac is believed to be returning on a four-year deal worth $28 million. He was gifted to the Clippers by the Lakers last season, and while there are concerns about how Zubes can hold up against elite competition, a young, capable center isn't a bad thing to have. We'd expect Zubac to continue to start but play less than Montrezl Harrell, and he looks like a cheap double-double guy with some blocks thrown in that could be attractive in deeper formats. McGruder, picked up off waivers from Miami last season, is back on a three-year, $15 million deal and makes for a shrewd signing. He won't play as much as he did with the Heat but gives the Clippers a backup wing that's capable of stepping into more minutes if needed. His fantasy appeal is limited, though he's one to remember if injuries strike.

    Source: LA Clippers

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    According to Chris Haynes, Rodney McGruder has agreed to a three-year deal with the Clippers worth $15 million.

    The Clippers claimed McGruder off waivers near the end of the season after being waived by the Heat for whom he played his three NBA seasons. The 27-year-old received a good deal here, but he's also joining a crowded backcourt, regardless of Kawhi Leonard's decision. McGruder has had some impressive stretches in his career and he's a good 3-point shooter, so he'll certainly find a few minutes on the Clippers this coming season.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Los Angeles Clippers

    One day after being signed by the Clippers, Rodney McGruder still hasn't bee added to the active roster and thus did not play during Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

    McGruder isn't playoff eligible so the Clippers decided not to activate him at all. Thus, we'll have to wait until next season to see how he looks with his new squad (whether he sticks with the Clippers or not). He started out the season on a tear for the Heat but injured players returning and McGruder running out of juice left him with just top-290 value on the season. Outside of his lack of turnovers, he was net-negative in every other category over the course of the season.

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers claimed Rodney McGruder off waivers on Tuesday, but he isn't playoff eligible.

    McGruder may be able to play on Wednesday for the Clippers finale, but he is far off the fantasy radar. McGruder is a solid all-around player and is a name to watch at the end of drafts next season depending on what the Clippers do during the offseason.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    The Heat have waived Rodney McGruder.

    This was one bomb that MacGruber could not defuse in time. This was an odd move, but the Heat had until 5 PM Eastern to waive his contract in order to get under the luxury tax. The contract still needs to be picked up by a team, but it’s likely that it will. The team that picks him up will get a hardworking player that can guard multiple positions, but also get Bird Rights, matching rights and a low cap hold for this summer. He is not eligible for the playoffs this year, but there is certainly enough intrigue to assume he will be claimed.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will play in Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    McGruder will be on a minutes restriction in his first game back after missing the last eight games. He has not provided value in standard leagues since the beginning of the season so this news is only relevant to those in very deep leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) is questionable to play the Celtics on Wednesday.

    McGruder might find himself a good chunk of minutes with Derrick Jones out, and Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow also questionable, but can otherwise be ignored.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) has already been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Mavs.

    McGruder isn't fantasy-relevant these days and his continued absence won't have much effect on the rotation.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Magic.

    McGruder is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) did not practice on Monday.

    McGruder has missed the last four games and odds are it'll extend to at least five. His absence doesn't change anything in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will miss his fourth straight game when the Heat take on the Wizards on Saturday.

    McGruder provided some fantasy value earlier in the season but his playing time has since been erratic. With a return date still unclear, he can be safely ignored in most formats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) is doubtful to play on Friday against the Bucks.

    McGruder has missed the last two games but was playing minimal minutes before getting hurt anyway. Further injuries might open things up for him again but he's safe to leave on waivers until he strings some good games together.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

    McGruder will miss his second straight game, though there's not a ton of fantasy impact. James Johnson should continue to play around 18 mpg off the bench, if that floats your boat in deeper leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter