7. Rodney McGruder
The LA Clippers have been making the most of Rodney McGruder’s versatility this season. Though an injury held him out for brief stretches, McGruder played a big role off the bench for the Clippers and even filled in for Kawhi Leonard during load-management games.
McGruder is dedicated to doing whatever the team needs. He brings energy and defense to every match, constantly hustling for extra possessions. In his 15 minutes of playing time per game, McGruder averages 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds.
He isn’t going to have a massive impact on the stat sheet but he will affect the game in a positive way. He is a gritty defender and does what it takes to boost his teammates. McGruder would be a viable option for the Dubs second unit.
Shooting is McGruder’s biggest concern. He shoots below 30 percent for his career and hasn’t shown any signs of improvement. Still, his tenacity on defense is something the Warriors would appreciate.