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Jordan McRae | Guard | #12

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (28) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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The Cavs will waive Jordan McRae.
This has been the story since the buyout talks heated up for Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams. Once the moves become official, McRae will become a free agent and would likely get some interest on a 10-day deal. If he lands on a really bad team, he could be an interesting target in deep leagues. Mar 1 - 2:25 PM

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Jordan McRae is unlikely to remain on the Cavs once they sign Andrew Bogut and/or Deron Williams.

The Orange Mamba era look to be over. Once he clears waivers, he could receive plenty of interest on a 10-day deal from some shallower teams. McRae isn't worth stashing in most leagues yet.
Feb 23 - 5:36 PM

The Cavs and Jazz have discussed a trade involving Jordan McRae and Shelvin Mack, according to Chris Haynes of

The Cavs need a point guard behind Kyrie Irving, but they are running out of assets to get a deal done. McRae has been pretty solid when he's called upon while the Cavs are resting guys, but he wouldn't have much value in Utah.
Feb 22 - 5:44 PM

Jordan McRae played one minute off the bench against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He was out of the rotation with the Cavs healthy besides Iman Shumpert (ankle). We'll see McRae again at some point when the Cavs rest guys, but not yet.
Feb 11 - 10:28 PM

Jordan McRae will move back to the bench on Saturday.

He was a surprise start on Thursday because DeAndre Liggins was unavailable. McRae can put up some good stats when he's not next to the stars, but he won't have much value when the Cavs aren't resting players.
Feb 11 - 5:58 PM

Jordan McRae started at shooting guard on Thursday but hit just 2-of-9 shots for six points, a 3-pointer, two rebounds and nothing else.

It originally looked like McRae might be in line for a huge night, as Ty Lue said previously that he planned on benching the Big 3 tonight. DeAndre Liggins sat this one out with a sore tooth, clearing the way for McRae to start, but didn't do much in his 27 minutes. But if the Cavaliers do sit the Big 3 at some point, McRae will likely be a very popular DFS play.
Feb 9 - 10:55 PM

Jordan McRae came off the bench and played 30 minutes on Monday, finishing with 11 points, two rebounds and a 3-pointer in a 104-97 loss to Dallas.

McRae had played a total of just 12 minutes in his previous five games, although this was third time this season he played at least 30 minutes in a game. He scored 20-plus in the other two, so tonight was a disappointment as the Cavs went small without Kevin Love available. McRae might be worth a DFS flier at some point if you find out he's going to be a surprise starter one night, but despite the heavy minutes tonight, there's no reason to make a move on McRae.
Jan 31 - 12:30 AM

Jordan McRae played 10 minutes with one point, one rebound and one assist against the Nets on Friday.

He was pretty good in his stretch as the starter, but Orange Mamba will likely be falling all the way out of the rotation once Kyle Korver is ready to go.
Jan 6 - 11:39 PM

Jordan McRae started on Wednesday with Kyrie Irving (hamstring) unavailable, posting 21 points (7-of-15 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), three boards, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

We've seen point guards like Jeremy Lin and Chris Paul miss extended periods with hamstring injuries, but Irving's doesn't sound very serious -- it was initially described as cramping, and was later changed to "tightness." He's day-to-day, in other words, so McRae is only worth a look for DFS or streaming purposes.
Jan 4 - 10:54 PM

Jordan McRae will get another start for Kyrie Irving (hamstring) against the Bulls on Wednesday.

After averaging 12.0 points in his first two starts this year, he's in a great spot for offense with Kevin Love (illness) also out. If LeBron James (illness) is also out, he'll be in a similar spot to last regular season' finale when he dropped a career-high 36 points with seven dimes. He's a prime option for a DFS punt play or as a stream in season long.
Jan 4 - 6:38 PM

Jordan McRae only played 16 minutes on Monday vs. the Pelicans, finishing with four points, three boards and two steals.

Making his second straight start in place of the injured Kyrie Irving (hamstring), McRae cooled off significantly tonight, hitting just 1-of-6 shots from the field. Kay Felder was playing well off the bench, so he took some minutes away from McRae tonight. He's hard to ignore after scoring a season-high 20 points with four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in his previous, so we wouldn't blame you if you wanted to roll the dice on him again on Wedneday vs. the Bulls if Irving misses another game.
Jan 2 - 9:40 PM

Jordan McRae will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pelicans.

Kyrie Irving is out with a hamstring injury, so McRae will get a full complement of minutes tonight in what will be an uptempo matchup against on the worst teams in the league at defending the point guard position. He went off for 20 points with a full stat line while drawing the start on Saturday, so McRae is definitely someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or DFS option.
Jan 2 - 5:26 PM

Jordan McRae was terrific in a start for Kyrie Irving (hamstring) during a 121-109 win over the Hornets, scoring a season-high 20 points with four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

He did a little bit of everything as a scorer. McRae was unassisted for four of his eight makes from the field. The Cavs have to be pleased with McRae's play and this outing could propel him to more minutes with J.R. Smith (thumb) out. Still, he's only going to be worth a look in deep leagues with Kyrie likely back very soon.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 10:08:00 PM

Jordan McRae will start for Kyrie Irving (hamstring) against the Hornets on Saturday.

It'll be his first start of the season and his second start of his NBA career. If you watched preseason hoops, you may have saw McRae drop back-to-back 20-point efforts in October. He usually has a high usage rate when he's out there, but keep in mind he doesn't play next to LeBron James and Kevin Love. There's risk involved, but it's not crazy to stream or use Orange Mamba as a punt.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Jordan McRae will make the final roster for the Cavaliers according to

The report adds that Mcrae has been generating trade interest around the league, so it's possible the Cavs could move him. He's been a beast in the preseason, averaging 15.4 points with 4.0 assists and 1.0 steal through five games. The Cavs just re-signed J.R. Smith, so McRae likely won't have much fantasy value unless he leapfrogs Iman Shumpert in the rotation.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Deron Williams
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares