Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
@ Philadelphia 76ers (51-31)
  • Wells Fargo Center
106
Final
118

Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 6-4 L1
46-36 4-6 W1
44-38 3-7 W1
25-57 0-10 L10
23-59 4-6 L3

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.8 5.4 43.6 2.2 0.9

Top Rodney McGruder News

  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Team-high 26 points off bench

    McGruder finished with 26 points (9-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in Friday's 131-101 loss to Milwaukee.

    McGruder set a career high in points after averaging just 6.2 points per game in his last 10 appearances. Cory Joseph (back) was held out of the game, giving McGruder an opportunity to shine.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Off injury report

    McGruder (hip) is off the injury report for Friday's game against the Bucks.

    McGruder continues to deal with injuries and is only periodically in the rotation. So, it's not clear if he'll see the court Friday despite being available.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Ruled out Wednesday

    McGruder (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Dallas.

    McGruder joins a host of other regulars who will be held out of action Wednesday as the Pistons attempt to get a look at some younger players with only three games remaining.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Joins offensive festivities

    McGruder ended Sunday's 121-117 victory over Indiana with 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 26 minutes.

    McGruder was one of seven Pistons to hit double-digit points. With Cade Cunningham (hip) and Marvin Bagley (hip) out, the scoring load was widely distributed down the bench. The journeymen supplied his eighth game scoring 10-plus points this season. Cunningham could return as soon as Wednesday against Dallas.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Will come off bench

    McGruder will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    McGruder got the start in place of Cade Cunningham (illness) on Tuesday against Miami, but the Pistons will pivot to Killian Hayes as Cunningham's replacement Thursday.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Good to go Thursday

    McGruder (hamstring) is available for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    McGruder aggravated his hamstring injury Tuesday but could again be in line for an increased role with Cade Cunningham (illness) out once more. That said, he's a low-usage player and hasn't scored in double figures since Feb. 24.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Questionable at Orlando

    McGruder (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    McGruder aggravated his hamstring strain during Tuesday's game and played just 20 minutes despite starting. Cade Cunningham (illness) is questionable as well, so Detroit could go into Thursday's game with an extremely thin backcourt.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Questionable to return Tuesday

    McGruder is questionable to return to Tuesday's game against the Heat due to a left hamstring injury.

    McGruder seems to have aggravated his previous hamstring issue. If he doesn't return to Tuesday's game, he should tentatively be considered questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Magic.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Starting for sick Cunningham

    McGruder will start Tuesday's game against the Heat, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

    McGruder gets the nod with Cade Cunningham (illness) sidelined. McGruder has started one previous game this season, playing 17 minutes and posting six points, two assists and one rebound.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Cleared for Tuesday

    McGruder (hamstring) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Heat, Lauren L. Williams of MLive.com reports.

    McGruder will return following a two-game absence. He could step into a slightly bigger role, as Cade Cunningham (illness) has been ruled out.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Expected to play Tuesday

    McGruder (hamstring) is probable for Tuesday's contest against the Heat.

    McGruder has missed two straight contests, but he's expected to return to the rotation Tuesday. Before his absence, he had played double-digit minutes in four consecutive games, though it's unclear how big of a role he will have upon his return.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Won't play Sunday

    McGruder (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Clippers, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    McGruder was initially listed as doubtful, so it's no surprise to see him ruled out for a second consecutive contest. With Hamidou Diallo (finger) out as well and Killian Hayes (adductor) a game-time decision, Isaiah Livers and Saben Lee could continue to see increased run.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Doubtful Sunday

    McGruder (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    McGruder is expected to miss a second straight game with a strained left hamstring, and the Pistons will also remain without Hamidou Diallo (finger). Isaiah Livers and Saben Lee could continue seeing increased run, and Killian Hayes (adductor) is questionable to return.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Out Friday

    McGruder (hamstring) is out Friday against the Celtics.

    McGruder suffered a left hamstring strain during Wednesday's game against the Bulls and will miss his first game since mid-January. In his absence, with Hamidou Diallo (finger), Killian Hayes (adductor) and Frank Jackson (spine) also sidelined, more minutes could be in store for Cory Joseph, Saben Lee, Isaiah Livers and Kelly Olynyk.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Injures hamstring Wednesday

    McGruder exited Wednesday's game against the Bulls with a left hamstring injury and did not return.

    McGruder suffered a left hamstring injury during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game and was unable to return. With Hamidou Diallo (finger) also exiting early with an injury, Isaiah Livers would be a candidate for increased minutes going forward if either of the two have to miss additional time. The Pistons will travel to Boston for Friday's matchup with the Celtics.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Pours in four threes

    McGruder had 12 points (4-4 FG, 4-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 16 minutes during Thursday's 106-103 victory over the Cavaliers.

    McGruder was perfect from beyond the arc while logging a team-high plus-13 in the box score. Thursday marked McGruder's third double-digit scoring performance over the past month, and he simply isn't involved enough to garner fantasy consideration, even for his three-point prowess. The 30-year-old is slashing a strong 46.8/42.9/71.4 percent over 13.6 minutes per game across 34 contests.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Coming off bench

    McGruder will come off the bench Friday against the Celtics, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

    McGruder got the start in Cade Cunningham's (hip) most recent absence, but it will be Hamidou Diallo that gets the nod this time around. Since the start of January, McGruder is averaging 7.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 19.4 minutes.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Starting for Cunningham

    McGruder will start Thursday's game against Minnesota, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.

    With Cade Cunningham (hip) ruled out, McGruder will move into the lineup at shooting guard for his first start since March of 2021. McGruder has been in and out of the rotation for most of the season, but he's been able to hold down a more consistent role of late. McGruder saw at least 20 minutes of action in seven straight games to close January, though he played only three minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to New Orleans.

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  • Pistons' Rodney McGruder: Leads team in scoring from bench

    McGruder (conditioning) produced 19 points (7-10 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 22 minutes during Tuesday's 102-86 loss to Golden State.

    Though Detroit initially listed McGruder as out for the contest while he worked to regain conditioning following a trade to Denver that ultimately fell through, the swingman instead was active for the contest and took on an unexpectedly large role off the bench following Killian Hayes' (hip) premature exit. The journeyman wing came through with his best performance of the season, but it came on the back of some unsustainably hot shooting. He shouldn't be viewed as an appealing fantasy option in anything but the deepest of leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Landover, MD
Age: 30
School: Kansas State
Experience: 5