NBA News: Cavaliers Set To Sign Jordan McRae
Jordan McRae’s first 10-day contract with the Cavs will expire on Wednesday, but Cleveland has decided to retain the services of McRae for the rest of the season. Will the Cavs look for another player to replace him next season or will they retain him as a regular?Advertisement
The Cavs were initially eyeing Joe Johnson after he was released by the Brooklyn Nets, But Johnson preferred to stay in Miami Heat because they offered him more playing time and a much bigger role. Cleveland then set their eyes on McRae.
McRae notched up 13 points appearing in three games for the Cavs. He shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, as reported by the Real GM. Considered a versatile player, McRae can play comfortably in multiple-positions.
The Cavs first signed McRae on a 10-day-contract on February 27. Chris Haynes of the Cleveland.com described McRae’s abilities after watching him in practice. “The 6-5 wing has been a pleasant surprise for the Cavaliers during practice with his versatility to play and guard multiple positions.”
McRae was the 58th pick of the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA draft and was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night.
The player has been a pleasant surprise during Cavaliers’ practice. The 24-year-old drew interest of NBA teams after breaking the NBA D-league scoring record in January by totaling 61 points against the Canton Charge, according to the Cleveland.com.
McRae played four seasons at the University of Tennessee. After signing McRae, the Cavs still has one roster spot available. Who will they vie for next?