Former 87ers Star, Jordan McRae Excels in NBA Debut for Suns
Jordan McRae scored a career-high and set a D-League single-game record with 61 points, as well as recording 11 rebounds and 7 assists, in a game last week while playing for the Delaware 87ers. With the Suns in desperate need for some guard help they signed the former Tennessee star and he didn't disappoint.
After scoring 23.1 points per game in the D-League, the Suns signed McRae to a 10-day deal on Friday and later that night he scored 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes, running the point for the Suns.
The 6-foot-6, 186 pound guard was the 58th selection in the 2014 draft by the San Antonio Spurs and traded to the 76ers on draft night.
It will be interesting to keep an eye on McRae and see if he pans out with the Suns, who have a lot of depth a point guard when healthy. With Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Ronnie Price all injured, McRae could be given a nice run, running the point for the Suns.
While the Sixers have stabilized the point guard position and McRae might not be a natural point guard, it would have been interesting to see if he was given the chance to perform would he could have done with the Sixers at the start of the season.
The Sixers waived McRae at the start of the season to pave the way for T.J. McConnell, who was a natural point guard.