He's long and lean, and has a career reputation for never saying no to taking a shot. He scored a D-League record 61 points just two days ago.
But Jordan McRae has not had a quick road to the NBA, and at 24 is already older than Brandon Knight and four other Suns teammates how joined him in his NBA debut on Friday night.
McRae did not waste his NBA debut, and even spent more time assisting his teammates in the early going than taking his own shots. McRae had 4 assists in transition in his first 8 minutes, and finished with 12 points over 25 minutes for the game.
The Suns save face with an 8-0 run to close the quarter with Jordan McRae setting up 3 T.J. Warren layups in a row. NY 26-16. #SunsAtKnicks— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) January 30, 2016
Jordan McRae is the best player on the Phoenix Suns— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) January 30, 2016
McRae also had a really nice slam in transition too. Watch the video here at the top of the article for all his action in the game.
Jordan McRae Scores 12 Points with Four Dimes in NBA Debut (VIDEO) https://t.co/E9LI2zHXd5 pic.twitter.com/0qUg34Q7TM— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) January 30, 2016
Suns' Jordan McRae is ballin' out against the Knicks right now. 6 points, 3 assists here in second quarter, including an emphatic dunk.— Ridiculous Upside (@RidicUpside) January 30, 2016
Now McRae is (currently) the only Phoenix Suns player heading to Toronto in two weeks to participate in All-Star festivities.
ESPN sources say that, in addition to @jimmerfredette, eight current NBA players will be named as @nbadleague All-Stars for game in Toronto— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 29, 2016
Those All-Stars: Keith Appling, Rakeem Christmas, Sean Kilpatrick, Jordan McRae , Jordan Mickey, Jarnell Stokes, Jeff Ayres and Erick Green— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 29, 2016
The @nbadleague All-Stars are picked by the coaches and will square off, East vs. West, on Feb. 13 at 2 PM ET in Toronto during AS Weekend— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 29, 2016
The Phoenix Suns are awful this season, especially lately, so any ray of hope is great to see.
I'm glad McRae has a chance to play for the Suns this season (even if it kills Sonny Weems' minutes).