The Delaware 87ers have officially announced the acquisition of Jordan McRae.
McRae, drafted by the 76ers with the 58th selection in the 2014 NBA draft, just finished up a year with Melbourne United in Australia's National Basketball League. McRae, the NBL's second-leading scorer, averaged 19.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.
The contract McRae signed is with the D-League itself, not with the 76ers. Because McRae was drafted by the 76ers, the Sevens, who are the D-League affiliate of the 76ers, held McRae's rights if he were to sign a contract with the D-League.
While McRae did not sign with the Sixers, they do still own his exclusive NBA rights. When a drafted player signs a contract with a non-NBA team, the team retains exclusive rights to the player for a year after the conclusion of the non-NBA contract. As such, no NBA team other than the Sixers can call up McRae this season.
McRae averaged 18.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per night during his senior season at Tennessee, shooting 43.6% from the field and 35.1% on 6.1 three point attempts per game. McRae also played 4 games with the 76ers Summer League team in Vegas, where he averaged 21 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1 assist per game, shooting 50% from the field and 37.5% from 3.