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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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October 20, 2017 | 9:05 pm EDT Update
Smith tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in August 2015, the summer before his senior year of high school. He experienced swelling in the knee after shootaround Friday, and the decision was made to not start him less than an hour before the game.