One day after scoring the most points ever in D-League game with 61 points for the Delaware 87ers, Jordan McRae will sign a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns.
Suns are planning to sign Delaware's Jordan McRae to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Yahoo. McRae scored D-League record 61 points.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 28, 2016
McRae is a 6'6" shooting guard with a 7'0" wingspan who is really skinny (185 pounds). He will replace Lorenzo Brown on the Suns roster, whose second 10-day contract expires tomorrow.
On the season, he's averaging 23 points per game, plus 5.2 assists and 4.5 rebounds. He's not a big three-point shooter (31%) but is a big time scorer. He gets to the free throw line (7.1 attempts per game). He's got a solid all-around offensive game, per draftexpress.com.
LibertyBallers had this take after McRae put up 61.
It should come as no surprise that McRae's record would come in the scoring department. The single-minded mentality he's showed in Summer League stints with the 76ers has likely been a reason he's remained with the feeder club in Newark. Nevertheless, it's an effort that deserves to be applauded, as are most any records set that aren't tied to futility.
McRae was far from a one-trick pony in this one; his 61 points on 21-34 shooting (16-18 FT) were accompanied by 11 rebounds and seven assists. Numbers are inflated in the D-League for various reasons, but the well-rounded effort resembles his season-long production, if not what he's shown while trying to prove himself in the summer.
A day later, he's joining the scoring-starved Suns. It doesn't look like either Brandon Knight or Ronnie Price will return before the All-Star Break, so the Suns need bodies off the bench.
Yup. You can sign me up on the Suns signing Jordan McRae for this alone. It's perfect. pic.twitter.com/wH8CSlolCQ— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) January 28, 2016
Orange Mamba, here we come!