With the deadline of his draft rights quickly approaching, the Philadelphia 76ers offered the required tender to former Liberty County and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae, according to libertyballers.com.
McRae was taken by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft and was soon traded to the 76ers.
Teams that draft second round picks are required to issue an offer to their second-round picks — a one-year deal at the minimum with no guaranteed money — as part of draft requirements. If it’s after the year the player was drafted, the team must offer the player the deal or lose his rights.
The Sixers offered the one-year deal Thursday, which essentially prevents McRae from becoming a free agent.
According to Derek Bodner of Draft Express, the offer is worth $525,000, but all of that money is non-guaranteed.
According to Headlines and Global News, McRae has yet to accept the offer.
In 13 NBA D-League games a season ago, McRae averaged 18.4 points per game for the Delaware 87ers.
McRae played for Australia’s Melbourne United in the 2014-15 season, averaging 19.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game in 27 games played. He finished third in scoring for the National Basketball League.