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Cavs will keep Jordan McRae past cut deadline

McRae’s contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan McRae will be sticking around with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, McRae will be on the Cavaliers past the cut deadline of Jan. 10. McRae’s contract - worth $874,636 - is set to be fully guaranteed for the season on that date.

If the Cavs had wanted to, they could have cut McRae and saved some money. It also would have cleared up a roster spot.

But with the team acquiring Kyle Korver and sending out both Mike Dunleavy and Mo Williams, Cleveland already has an open roster spot. Additionally, the team does have depth issues and McRae has filled minutes relatively well of late. When Kyrie Irving missed three games with a hamstring injury, McRae started next to DeAndre Liggins in the backcourt. He’s also close with Irving and Iman Shumpert.

For the year, McRae has appeared in 23 games and is averaging 5.2 points per game.