CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Jordan McRae to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced this week. The signing of former Liberty County Panther also marks the 22nd Gatorade Call-Up of the NBA’s 2015-16 season.
McRae (6 feet 6 inches, 185 pounds) was a 2016 NBA Development League All-Star this year after appearing in 29 games (all starts) for the Delaware 87ers and averaging 23.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.5 minutes per game. Against the Canton Charge on Jan. 26, he scored a D-League record 61 points on 21-of-34 (.618) shooting from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds and seven assists in 46 minutes.
McRae also had two 10-day stints with the Phoenix Suns this season, appearing in seven games with averages of 5.3 points and 1.4 assists in 11.7 minutes.
Originally selected as the 58th overall pick out of the University of Tennessee by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Draft and traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night, McRae played professionally in Australia in 2014-15 before joining Delaware for the season’s final 13 games. According to espn.com, McRae scored eight points on 2-of-4 shooting, including a 3-pointer, in seven minutes Sunday at Washington. He wears jersey No. 12.