McRae (coach's decision) was inactive for Sunday's 100-99 Game 4 win over the Hawks. McRae was the star of the Cavs' ultimately meaningless regular season finale back on April 13, scoring a career-high 36 points in 47 minutes. The large workload was a result of the Cavs resting most of their regular rotation members for the playoffs, so it's come as little surprise that McRae's role has evaporated entirely since then. He's appeared in only one of the team's eight playoff games, logging one minute of court time.
McRae scored 36 points (14-29 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT) to go with seven assists and four rebounds over 47 minutes in a 112-110 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday. DFS players who selected McRae hit pay dirt, as the 25-year-old went off for a career-high 36 points, including a clutch trey to send the game to overtime. With coach Tyronn Lue resting LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith, McRae was able to showcase his offensive capabilities. McRae, who scored 61 points in a D-League game earlier this season, impressed in NBA stints with the Suns and Cavaliers this season. Having been signed to a multi-year contract in early March, McRae will look for an increased role with the Cavaliers next season.
McRae will draw the start in Wednesday's season finale versus the Pistons, Pistons' radio announcer Mark Champion reports. McRae was just recalled from the D-Lague, and will immediately draw the start for the Cavaliers. Cleveland is resting a majority of their regular rotational players, so McRae should see a decent workload.
McRae was recalled from the D-League on Wednesday. McRae will be available for Wednesday's game against Detroit, and he may see an expanded role if Cleveland opts to rest some of its regulars. Once the postseason begins, McRae is unlikely to see the floor outside of garbage time.
McRae was reassigned to the Canton Charge of the D-League, NBA.com reports. McRae will play for the Charge as they take on the Sioux Falls Skyforce in Game 1 of the D-League Eastern Conference Finals. He'll probably return to the Cavs for Wednesday's regular season finale, especially if the team opts to rest multiple regulars with the No. 1 seed in the East locked up.
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