Editor's note the story printed in the Wednesday print edition of the Coastal Courier went to press before the Cavaliers exercised their team option on Jordan McRae. This online story reflects updated information.
According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers will exercise their option on former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.
The report states McRae will be guranteed a salary of $900,000.
McRae quickly took to social media saying he was happy to be going back to the Cavaliers next season.
It was apparent that the Cavaliers coaching staff value McRae as a member of the NBA championship team. Reports indicate the staff sees McRae as a player who could eventually become a rotation player.
Although McRae didn’t play much this season and during the NBA Finals, he showed his strength and power when he played 47 minutes, scored 36 points, and four rebounds and seven assists against the Detroit Piston during a first-round Eastern Conference game.
McRae is home before summer league play. He met up with several of his former Panther teammates Monday for a basketball game at Faith Baptist Christian Academy. He also trained at the Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA and made time to mentor a few young players in the process.