McGruder (quadriceps) will start Friday against the Magic, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. McGruder's left quad contusion forced him into an early exit from Miami's game Wednesday versus the Sixers, but that ailment won't be enough to prevent him from keeping his place in the starting lineup Friday. In two previous appearances versus Orlando this season, McGruder has averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per game.
McGruder (quadriceps) was a full participant in the Heat's morning shootaround and looks on track to play Friday against the Magic, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports. McGruder exited early in Wednesday's blowout win over the 76ers with a left quad contusion, but it appears his departure may have only been precautionary. His participation in morning shootaround suggests he's at little risk of missing Friday's contest, so look for him to assume his usual starting role on the wing.
McGruder (quad) expects to play Friday against the Magic, Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald reports. McGruder was removed from Wednesday's win over the 76ers after suffering a bruised quad, but the issue appears to be a matter of pain management, rather than any sort of structural damage. The Heat will update McGruder's status after shootaround Friday, but the expectation at this point is he'll be able to start on the wing as he usually does.
McGruder will not return to Wednesday's game versus the Magic after suffering a left quad contusion. McGruder tallied four points (2-5 FG, 0-3 3PT), three rebounds, and two assists across 15 minutes before exiting the game. The Heat were in control of the game, so it is unclear if the wing would have been able to return in a closer contest. Josh Richardson could see some more run providing depth on the perimeter of McGruder is forced to miss anymore time. His next chance to play will be Friday against the Magic.
McGruder produced 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 39 minutes during a 115-113 win over the Timberwolves on Monday. McGruder notched a season high with 15 points and tied his season highs of 39 minutes and three three-pointers made. The five rebounds and four assists also made for a nice all-around effort for the rookie. The great game comes as a bit of a surprise, as he was coming off an illness, but we'll see if he can continue the good form against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||-||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.0||0||0.00||0|