McGruder managed three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) in nine minutes during Tuesday's 102-101 win over the 76ers.
McGruder made his season debut following offseason leg surgery and a lengthy recovery period. He was listed as available, though coach Erik Spoelstra wasn't guaranteeing McGruder would see the court prior to tipoff. The subsequent injury to Wayne Ellington (quad contusion) may have had something to do with the fact that McGruder ended up earning some playing time. Even at full strength, he is mostly a three-point specialist who contributes sparingly in most categories and doesn't warrant much attention in most fantasy leagues. With that being said, if Ellington misses time, McGruder would figure to be among those who benefit.
McGruder (leg) will be available for Tuesday's contest against the 76ers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Coach Erik Spoelstra noting that McGruder will "just be available" doesn't make it seem like McGruder will take the floor much, if at all. But, his availability marks an important step in his return considering he hasn't played a game this campaign following offseason surgery.
McGruder (leg) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the 76ers, Anthony Chiang of The Palm Beach Post reports.
McGruder was initially ruled out for the contest, though it was relatively unclear why considering he's participated in two G-League games, where he averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 boards across 22.5 minutes. If he does end up taking the floor, there's a chance he'll be on a minutes restriction, limiting his DFS upside. Regardless, assuming he gets re-integrated into the Heat's gameplan, coach Erik Spoelstra will have some tough decisions to make regarding playing time in the backcourt, as Miami has no shortage of depth.
McGruder (leg) was recalled from the G-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce on Tuesday.
McGruder has been previously ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, though he's participated in two G-League games, averaging 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 22.5 minutes. Though he won't play Tuesday, it appears he's trending close to returning.
McGruder (leg) will remain out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
McGruder was assigned to the G-League over the weekend, playing in his first live game action this season on Saturday. He ended up playing 20 minutes in that contest, posting a respectable 16 points (8-17 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal. He'll remain with the Skyforce for their game Monday and doesn't appear ready to rejoin the big club ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers. While McGruder continues to inch closer to a return for the Heat, he'll have to wait until at least Thursday's matchup against the Lakers before having another chance to make his debut.
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