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: $543,471
Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington said Heat players were disappointed when James and Irving were held out Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back set. “We wanted those guys to play,” Ellington said. “When we found out they were sitting out, we were like, ‘Ah, man.’ We wanted that challenge. We look forward to that. [Monday] is a huge test for us.” Still, James Johnson said the Heat felt no disrespect because the Cavs rested their two stars. “You’re going to rest players like that,” he said. “They’re at the top. Everyone is chasing them. They can do whatever they want.”
Storyline: Kyrie Irving Resting
Among the benefits of the new collective-bargaining agreement that goes into place on July 1 are automatic raises for players whose previous contracts fall below the minimum thresholds set in the new agreement, included in that group are the Heat’s Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Willie Reed and Rodney McGruder. For Richardson, it’s an additional $500,000 on top of the $1 million he was scheduled to receive next season. For Winslow, a $400,000 boost next season and then a $1.1 million boost if the Heat choose to exercise their rookie-scale option on his 2018-19 salary. In addition, the new rules allow for Richardson to sign an extension next season.