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CLEVELAND — Jordan McRae showed enough in his little time as a Cavalier for the team to give him another look. Oh, and a paycheck.
That’s according to a report from cleveland.com, which said the Cavs will exercise their team option on McRae for next season. According to the report, McRae stands to make “a shade under” $1 million.
“The organization faced a deadline of June 29 to either allow the 25-year-old guard to walk in free agency this off-season or pick up his option,” the report explained.
McRae, 25, is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.1 assists in 15 games after being called up from the D-League. That included a 36-point eruption vs. the Pistons in the regular-season finale.
McRae also scored 61 points in a D-League game vs. the Canton Charge this past season. The Cavs are clearly fans of his ability to slash and score, and sometimes, score some more.
McRae was selected by the Spurs with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2014 draft. The Spurs traded him to the 76ers later that night.