Have they ever heard of Rodney McGruder?
Neither had Draymond Green, so it made it even stranger that after Golden State walloped Detroit 118-91 on Saturday night at Chase Center, the Pistons’ reserve aggressively approached the Warriors’ bench.
When that f—-was Rodney McGruder the tough guy on the team? “Said Green. “I have no idea, man. These days, everyone is tough in the game. It’s nuts.
“This year, I have seen a lot of tough guys. I don’t get it, and there’s nothing anyone can do.’
McGruder, who had played the last six minutes, 24 seconds of the blowout, walked after the buzzer toward the Warriors’ bench. He went straight for Juan Toscano-Anderson, seemingly challenging a remark made during the first half by the Warriors’ two-way player aimed at Wayne Ellington.
As no Pistons player helped McGruder, the fire was easily extinguished, and instead went into their own locker room.
Get the hell out of here,’ said Green. “F—-a tough fellow, Rodney. Rodney, f—-a tough dude. I’m still rocking with Juan T. Juan T was going to bring the “Town Bizness.”
Undrafted in 2013 from Kansas State, McGruder played 112 games from 2016 to ’19 for Miami. Last season, he played 56 games for the Clippers, including four starts.
Throughout his career, he has averaged 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds.
Before logging mop-up duty Saturday, McGruder totaled 13 minutes, 36 seconds of playing time in 19 games with Detroit this season.
Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson said, “This dude might soon be out of the league.” “Maybe he’s mad about that.”
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