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Top Rodney McGruder News
Warriors' Rodney McGruder: Signs with Golden State
McGruder (foot) signed with the Warriors on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
McGruder missed the final nine games of the 2022-23 regular season due to a foot injury and remained a free agent all summer. It appears he's healthy after signing a deal with the Warriors, and he'll look to compete for a roster spot during training camp. The veteran guard was limited to just 32 appearances (12 starts) with the Pistons last season and averaged 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 made three-pointers in 16.4 minutes per game. McGruder has shot 36 percent from deep during his career.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Out again Sunday
McGruder (foot) will not play in Sunday's game against the Bulls.
McGruder will miss a ninth straight game with a sprained right foot and is one of seven Pistons players that will be in street clothes for the contest. Although McGruder appeared in just 32 games for Detroit, he averaged 16.4 minutes per game and shot 42.3 percent from beyond the arc.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Still sidelined Friday
McGruder (foot) is out for Friday's game versus the Pacers.
McGruder's absence streak will extend to eight games Friday due to a right foot sprain. His next chance to suit up is Sunday's matchup with Chicago, but he seems unlikely to play in that game too, though his official status has yet to be determined.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Remains out
McGruder (foot) is out for Wednesday's game against the Nets.
McGruder will miss a seventh straight game due to a foot knee sprain. After Wednesday's contest, he'll have just two more chances to suit up this season, but with the Pistons mathematically eliminated from the Play-In Tournament, it'd be surprising to see McGruder play again before the conclusion of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Still sidelined Tuesday
McGruder (foot) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.
McGruder has been dealing with a foot injury recently and will be unavailable for a sixth consecutive matchup. His next opportunity to return will be Wednesday against Brooklyn.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Remains out against Orlando
McGruder (foot) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Magic.
McGruder's absence streak will extend to five games Sunday due to a right foot sprain. His next chance to suit up is Tuesday's matchup with Miami.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Still sidelined
McGruder (foot) will not play in Friday's game against the Rockets, Mike Curtis of The Detroit News reports.
McGruder will miss a fourth straight game with a sprained right foot. He will have another chance to suit up Sunday in Orlando.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Won't play against Oklahoma City
McGruder (foot) is out for Wednesday's game versus the Thunder.
McGruder will miss his third straight game Wednesday due to a right foot sprain. His next chance to play is Friday's matchup with Houston.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Ruled out Monday
McGruder (foot) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bucks.
McGruder will miss a second consecutive game due to his right foot sprain. Isaiah Livers will likely draw another start, while Eugene Omoruyi and R.J. Hampton could also see additional minutes against Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Questionable Monday
McGruder (foot) is questionable for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.
The foot injury forced McGruder to the sidelines Friday, which resulted in Isaiah Livers getting the start and there were more minutes available for Eugene Omoruyi and R.J. Hampton. It'll be more of the same if he's out again Monday.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Won't play Friday
McGruder is out for Friday's game versus the Raptors due to a left foot sprain.
McGruder will miss Friday's game after starting in his previous eight appearances. R.J. Hampton and Isaiah Livers (hip) are candidates to see extended minutes in his absence. McGruder's next chance to suit up is Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Keeps producing in elevated minutes
McGruder tallied 15 points (5-13 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Sunday's 112-100 loss to the Heat.
By virtue of being one of the few Pistons who hasn't been on the injury report of late, McGruder has found his way into the starting five in seven straight games, and he's reached the 30-minute mark on five occasions. Though McGruder has been outside of the rotation when Detroit has been at full strength this season, he looks as though he may have a path to fantasy relevance down the stretch with the Pistons showing little motivation in bringing back Bojan Bogdanovic (Achilles) or Alec Burks (foot). Over his seven-game run on the top unit, McGruder is averaging 14.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 three-pointers, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Highly productive in loss
McGruder ended Thursday's 119-100 loss to the Nuggets with 20 points (7-15 FG, 6-10 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and three steals across 34 minutes.
McGruder put together a late-season special Thursday, compiling a fantastic two-way performance. At this stage, there is no point in trying to understand the Pistons' rotation. Managers can only play what's in front of them; as of now, it is McGruder. He obviously won't be this good again anytime soon, but as long as he sees upwards of 30 minutes, he makes for a viable asset, even in standard leagues.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Pops for season-high 18 in win
McGruder ended with 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 32 minutes during Monday's 117-97 victory over the Pacers.
It's the veteran wing's best scoring effort of the season, and it helped the Pistons win their first game in over a month. McGruder has started four straight games and six of the last eight for an injury-ravaged Detroit roster, but he's only scored in double digits in the last two. If Bojan Bogdanovic (Achilles) gets shut down for the remainder of the season, however, McGruder could keep his spot in the starting five the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Starting vs. Wizards
McGruder will start Tuesday's tilt against the Wizards, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Detroit is dealing with a myriad of injuries, so the veteran will get the nod in the backcourt. In four previous starts this season, McGruder averaged 4.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21.3 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Not listed on injury report
McGruder (ankle) isn't listed on the Pistons' injury report ahead of Tuesday's matchup versus the Wizards.
McGruder sat out the first half of Detroit's back-to-back set Monday due to an ankle injury, but he'll return to action Tuesday. Killian Hayes (hand), Alec Burks (foot) and Hamidou Diallo (ankle) are all out, so McGruder, R.J. Hampton and Cory Joseph are candidates for increased roles in the backcourt against Washington.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Out Monday
McGruder (ankle) will not play Monday against Portland, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
McGruder's minimal minutes will likely fall to R.J. Hampton and Hamidou Diallo on Monday evening. McGruder is safe to leave on the waiver wire.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Questionable Monday
McGruder (left ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers.
McGruder typically only earns minutes in the teens, so his playing status won't make a massive impact in fantasy hoops.... See More ... See Less
Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Coming off bench Saturday
McGruder is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
McGruder had started in each of Detroit's last two games, but he moves back to the bench with Isaiah Livers (ankle) returning to the lineup after a one-game absence. McGruder averages 3.1 points across 9.5 minutes per game when coming off the bench (19 appearances).... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs|
|Birthplace: Landover, MD|
|School: Kansas St.|