Jordan McRae RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:181 lbs. / 82.1 kg.
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:181 lbs. / 82.1 kg.
Jordan McRae was asked Friday where he expects to play in the fall. The swingman knows the 76ers could stash him overseas for the second consecutive season. They could also put him on their 15-man NBA roster. “I would say I would be here,” McRae said after the Sixers’ morning minicamp session for the summer league. “Me just being here with the guys in the summer, and the relationships with the coaches and players and stuff, I think it will help me out a lot.”
According to a league source, guard Jordan McRae will be suiting up for the Sixers during Las Vegas Summer League. He will not be playing in the Utah Jazz Summer League, which runs from July 6-9.
McRae focused on becoming stronger and putting on weight in Australia. He went from 180 pounds 11 months ago to his current 195 by “lifting hard every day.” The plan is for McRae to continue working out and playing pickup games with the Sixers’ players and then for him to join the team’s summer league entry at the Rocky Mountain Revue in Utah and/or NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, and see what happens from there. “I can bring energy, defense, effort and things like that,” McRae said.
Now, with McRae’s one-year Australia contract completed, he’s hoping to prove he can contribute to the 2015-16 Sixers. “I think it’s a great opportunity here,” McRae said following a workout at the Sixers’ practice facility earlier this week. “They’re rebuilding and a lot of spots are open right now. I’m just trying to make the best of it.”
The Delaware 87ers have officially announced the acquisition of Jordan McRae. McRae, drafted by the 76ers with the 58th selection in the 2014 NBA draft, just finished up a year with Melbourne United in Australia’s National Basketball League. McRae, the NBL’s second-leading scorer, averaged 19.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. The contract McRae signed is with the D-League itself, not with the 76ers. Because McRae was drafted by the 76ers, the Sevens, who are the D-League affiliate of the 76ers, held McRae’s rights if he were to sign a contract with the D-League.
Jordan McRae is putting up some impressive numbers in Australia. McRae, the No. 58 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft whose rights the Sixers acquired from the Spurs, is averaging 20.9 points in 18 games for Melbourne United, making him one of only two players in the Australian National Basketball League averaging at least 20 ppg. Sixers coach Brett Brown used to coach that Australian team, so he’s keeping an especially close eye on the slender 6-foot-6 shooting guard. “We are always paying attention to Jordan,” Brown said prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. “He’s in a good situation. He’s playing a lot of minutes and continuing to score. Jordan is always in the back of our minds.”
Tom Moore: #Sixers Brown on Jor McRae poss coming here after Australia season ends: ‘That’s a fair question. Jordan’s always in the back of our minds. He’s in a good situation, playing a lot of minutes. He continues to score.’ #76ers
Chris Anstey, the coach CTI Melbourne United, confirmed published reports that the Sixers have the right to call Jordan McRae back until January. McRae’s contract is for a year. The Sixers are looking for McRae to develop by getting extended minutes in Australia. Last season McRae averaged 18.5 points but despite his offensive numbers, he is known more for his defensive game.
Jordan McRae was the surprise of summer league for the 76ers, and figured to at least stand a good chance of making the opening night roster. But instead of competing in training camp against a bunch of other hungry youngsters, McRae decided to sign overseas – in Australia with the Melbourne United team.
Tom Moore: #NBA source: #Sixers plan is for McDaniels, McRae and Kazemi to play in Vegas (July 11-21). #76ers
The Sixers weren’t done wheeling and dealing after the 2014 NBA Draft had closed Thursday night. The team acquired the rights to 58th overall pick Jordan McRae and the 60th overall pick, Cory Jefferson from the San Antonio Spurs. The Sixers then traded the rights to Jefferson to the Brooklyn Nets. In exchange for the Spurs’ picks, the Sixers sent the 54th overall pick to the reigning NBA champions, which was Serbian forward Nemanja Dangubic.
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have selected Kyle Anderson with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Additionally, the Spurs acquired Nemanja Dangubic from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the 58th and 60th overall picks in this year’s draft.
Alex Kennedy: I’m hearing that Jordan McRae from Tennessee has been winning over some executives lately. His advanced stats have impressed GMs as well.