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
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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.
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Should McGruder make it through this season’s Jan. 10 contract-guarantee date, the rookie swingman would receive a $400,000 increase under the new CBA for his previously negotiated non-guaranteed 2017-18 salary. In addition, the player option that Reed holds for 2017-18 goes up $500,000 as a result of the new agreement. “It’s always good when you’re making more money than you thought you would,” Reed said. “I was excited when I found out. I’m just looking forward to where the NBA is going to go from here.
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That dream was realized when McGruder survived the Heat’s final cut before the regular season. But then on Monday, the 6-foot-5, McGruder had another pinch-me moment when he was told he would be starting an NBA game for the first time in his career with Justise Winslow taking time off for his sprained left wrist to heal. “A lifelong dream,” he said. “You come from playing in the D-League last year to starting. It’s crazy the difference a year makes. But I’m fortunate from the man up above, for sure.”