After being somewhat quiet during the trade deadline, the Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to big players during the buyout period. With names like Joe Johnson and Kevin Martin available after they were both bought out by their respective teams, the Cavs had a chance to strengthen their depth.
But after Johnson signed with the Miami Heat and Martin looking to sign elsewhere, the Cavs went looking at other ways to sign players and add some perimeter players to their roster, specifically at guys looking for 10-day contracts. And that's exactly what the Cavs did, recently signing former Delaware 87ers guard Jordan McRae, according to Upside Motor's Chris Reichart.
Hearing that the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign Jordan McRae from the Delaware 87ers, per league sources #NBADL— Chris Reichert (@Chris_Reichert) February 27, 2016
Per The Vertical's Bobby Marks, the Cavs will pay McRae $30,000 and his salary will cost the Cavs $206,000 in luxury tax.
McRae, who played four years at the University of Tennessee and was drafted 58th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 draft, has spent most of his last two years in the D-League playing for the 87ers. In his 42 games for Delaware, McRae has averaged 22.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game, including a 61-point game on Jan. 26.
This is the second time that McRae has received a 10-day contract this year, with his first stint coming with the Phoenix Suns earlier in the month, where he appeared in seven games for them.
With the Cavs rotation seemingly set, McRae probably won't see much time over the course of the next ten days, barring an injury to one of the guards (which isn't unlikely for the Cavs).