Rodney McGruder

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  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Rodney McGruder is now officially a member of the Pistons after the team formally announced a trade that first broke on Wednesday.

    McGruder was just a deep bench piece for the Clippers, and while he's unlikely to play a prominent role for Detroit, he at least has a better shot at minutes. Hardcore fantasy players will remember McGruder's brief must-start run with the Heat a few years ago, but we would expect the Pistons to focus on younger players. Although, with their empty roster, you never know.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Landry Shamet
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers have sent Landry Shamet to the Nets for Luke Kennard while the Pistons get the Nets' 19th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft in a 3-team deal.

    Shamet is on a dirt cheap contract for two more years, one being a team-option so this fits the Nets' timeline with their superstars. Clippers will receive Luke Kennard, who has had some injury troubles recently, but can put the ball on the floor better than Shamet and still has a solid outside shot. The Pistons will get the No. 19 pick in the draft. Rodney McGruder will also leave the Clippers and join the Pistons in this deal.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder played 51 minutes on Friday, posting nine points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in a win over the Thunder.

    McGruder shot just 2-for-11 from the field but still filled up the box score. The Clippers sat their four best healthy players tonight and let the bench group run wild, so we don't expect to see much (if any) of McGruder in the postseason.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    The Clippers will trot out a starting lineup of Reggie Jackson, Amir Coffey, Rodney McGruder, JaMychal Green and Ivica Zubac on Friday against the Thunder.

    The Clippers have just three guys on the injury report but it's pretty clear that Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Marcus Morris won't be playing tonight. There should be plenty of value on the board for DFS players in this one, so knock yourself out as the Clips and Thunder just try to get through tonight without any injuries that will affect their playoff hopes.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • 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