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Jordan McRae - SG, 6'6, 185
Free agent - Last played with Cleveland (2017)
       Date of birth: 03/28/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 58th pick, 2014
     Out of: Tennessee
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 58th overall by San Antonio.
2014 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by San Antonio, along with the rights to Cory Jefferson (#60), to Philadelphia in exchange for the rights to Nemanja Dangubic (#54).
29th August, 2014 Australia Signed a one year contract with Melbourne United.
5th March, 2015 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Delaware 87ers.
24th September, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
26th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Philadelphia.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
29th January, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
8th February, 2016 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Phoenix.
11th February, 2016 NBA Assigned by Phoenix to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
18th February, 2016 NBA Recalled by Phoenix from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
23rd February, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Delaware 87ers.
29th February, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Cleveland.
9th March, 2016 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with Cleveland. Included team option for 2016/17.
11th April, 2016 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
11th April, 2016 D-League Recallled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
12th April, 2016 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Canton Charge of the D-League.
13th April, 2016 D-League Recallled by Cleveland from Canton Charge of the D-League.
29th June, 2016 NBA Cleveland exercised 2016/17 team option.
1st March, 2017 NBA Waived by Cleveland.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Tennessee (NCAA)
July 2014 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
August 2014 - March 2015 Melbourne United (Australia)
March 2015 - June 2015 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
July 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
November 2015 - January 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
January 2016 - February 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2016 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
February 2016 - present Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

"Arf!"

Jordan McRae, Tennessee, Senior, 6'6 185lbs

2013/14 stats: 32.2 mpg, 18.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.7 spg, 1.0 bpg, 2.1 fpg, 2.1 TOpg, 43.6% FG, 35.1% 3PT, 78.8% FT

Aside from playmaking and ballhandling, at which he does little, McRae does a bit of everything on the court. He plays off the ball, has NBA size for the wing positions, long arms and is a decent if not elite athlete. He was drawn up to play the two guard spot almost, and having improved year on year, he now plays it very well.

Primarily, McRae is a high scorer, and an efficient one. Not an especially efficient shooter from outside despite a large number of attempts, Fells nevertheless finds his overall efficiency through a high number of free throw attempts - a timely slasher, attacking seams, using fakes and accepting contact, McRae does a good job of taking contact when it is there, and creating it when it isn't. His efficiency would be even higher with slightly better jump shot selection; nevertheless, with an ability to hit tough ones, step-backs, turnarounds and shots off of curls from both mid range and three point land, McRae is a very projectable if not elite shooter. McRae's all-around game is also evidenced in his assist totals (where, despite not being a playmaker or ball handler often, he demonstrates an awareness and willingness to make extra passes and find the open man), and also on the defensive end. Without top tier physical tools, strength or length, he is a good perimeter who stays with it and plays hard defensively, utilising instinct and timing rather than physical dominance. This aspect of his game projects less well at the next level, as he lacks the size to provide much ball pressure against NBA wings, but a consistent focus combined with his instincts could make him a productive player here (as evidenced by his stocks numbers).

A 6'5-6'6 wing player and decent athlete who often if not always plays hard defensively, hunts his shot aggressively, and who can fill it up from outside? Sounds a bit like Courtney Fells. And he is. And look how close Courtney Fells has come to the NBA over the years. So McRae has a chance.

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