According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their option on former Liberty County and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae.
The report states that McRae will be guaranteed 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 values 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 was home this past week 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 had time to mentor a few young players in the process.
He also reconnected with his longtime friend and fellow LCHS Panther and pro basketball player Rion Brown. The two worked out at Bradwell Institute shooting baskets with five-star football recruit Richard LeCounte and current Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who is also home on summer break.