Although there is still no timetable for McGruder’s return, he accompanied the Heat on their season-long six-game trip. Coach Erik Spoelstra is appreciative of McGruder’s presence, but also knows that he has to keep a close eye on him. “It’s great,” Spoelstra said. “It’s also annoying. He’s always trying to do a little bit more. You always have to make sure you’re paying attention to him. He keeps you on your toes.”
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Manny Navarro: Bumped into Rodney McGruder in the locker room tonight. He’s on crutches following surgery. Says he misses playing badly. Won’t start comeback until bone heals. No timetable yet.
Manny Navarro: #Heat have a special card for Rodney McGruder on Opening night here at the AAA.
Anthony Chiang: Heat still have no timetable for McGruder’s return.
Anthony Chiang: Heat spokesman says initial exam on McGruder is a stress fracture of left tibia, but still being evaluated. Any timetable is premature.
Michael Gallagher: Rough news for Rodney McGruder, who had an excellent chance to start. Would think Josh Richardson starts at the three now.
Ira Winderman: Per Heat: Rodney McGruder (left quad contusion) will not return to tonight’s game.
Ira Winderman: McGruder has been rule out for the game due to an illness.
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December 17, 2017 | 6:22 pm EST Update
Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler’s sore back kept him out of most of practice Sunday and could keep him out of Monday’s game against Portland at Target Center. “He didn’t do much today,’’ Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said after Sunday’s short practice. “Just getting treatment. We’ll see how he is [Monday].” The Timberwolves officially listed Butler as questionable with back spasms.
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