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The Detroit Pistons have at least a passing interest in former Cavaliers shooting guard Jordan McRae, according to multiple league sources.
McRae, 25, spent 37 games with the Cavs this season and averaged 4.4 points. He was a member of their championship-winning team and scored a career-high 36 points last year vs. the Pistons in the final game of the regular season.
The Cavs released McRae in late February to make room for Andrew Bogut, since injured and waived himself.
McRae formed a friendship with Cavs star Kyrie Irving.
“Obviously it was somewhat emotional, but like we always say in this business, it happens,” Irving said after McRae was let go. “It’s part of it.”
McRae is 6-foot-5 and has also spent time in the NBA D-League and seven games with the Phoenix Suns.
He would be eligible for the playoffs should a team add him before then.
The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks have also expressed an interest in McRae, per a league source.