It took the Cleveland Cavaliers summer league three games before getting a win in Las Vegas. But that wasn’t former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae’s fault. He put in solid performances, raising his stock to earn a spot in the Cavaliers’ regular season rotation.
The Cavaliers lost 81-75 to Milwaukee Friday night. McRae had 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 36.47 minutes played.
Saturday, McRae and the Cavs lost 79-73 to Brooklyn. In that game, the former Tennessee guard played 32 minutes and got 27 points, three rebounds, five steals and an assist.
Monday night, The Cavaliers beat the Timberwolves 99-68. McRae scored 11 points and had four rebounds and three assists. He played for 24 minutes.
Based on his performance to date, several news reports say McRae could become a rotational player for the Cavaliers, especially after Matthew Dellavedova signed with the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week.
Cavaliers general manager David Griffin told Amico Hoops that McRae understands his role and embraces the opportunity he has to improve. He added that McRae has a unique combination of length and scoring ability, and is versatile.
Summer league bracket and playoff games were to begin today, pending the wins and losses from Tuesday night games. The Cavaliers were 1-2 as of Tuesday night and are waiting to see who they draw in the first game of bracket play.
Most games are being televised on ESPN or ESPN2.