Jordan McRae is set to sign a training camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Earlier in March, McRae joined the Delaware 87ers of the D-League. He previously played for Melbourne United in Australia.
McRae And The Sixers
McRae was a 58th overall pick for the Sixers deep into the 2014 draft. Sources later indicated that this resulted to a roster crunch after the 76ers acquired Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved last summer.
Philadelphia now has 17 players in their payroll, which ensures that McRae could be stashed again.
The Sixers can’t bring McRae in their training camp without signing him a deal. But no such contract has been agreed to.
If the Sixers offer McRae anything it could be like a partial guarantee in the first year, and three non-guaranteed years, the terms they have agreed with their other guards like Scottie Wilbekin and T.J. McConnell.
McRae could have used his status of second round pick to take the K.J. McDaniels route by signing a required tender of a one-year minimum, non-guaranteed contract.
But he and his agent decided against it.
Rather, the Sixers and McRae may have had an understanding after last year’s late decision to sign overseas. They might give McRae a long-term deal in the future.
Let’s see what they work out this time.