Rodney McGruder Rumors

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Rodney McGruder
Rodney McGruder
Position: G
Born: 07/29/91
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $1,312,611
Who starts at small forward for the Miami Heat? We’re told this is a complete toss-up, with Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and dark horse Rodney McGruder all having a legitimate chance. Though Winslow has as good a chance as any of the three, he will not be gifted the job. It was telling that unlike in the summer of 2016, Pat Riley declined to answer directly in July when asked if he views Winslow as a likely starter.
Though he’s a guard by trade, people around the Heat expect Josh Richardson to emerge as a serious challenger to Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder for the starting small forward job. Winslow, who is back from shoulder surgery, will not simply be gifted a starting job, the Heat has said. And Miami ideally prefers McGruder as a bench player, though he will have a fair chance to win the starting job.