McRae averaged 24.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists across seven Las Vegas Summer League games en route to First Team All-Summer League honors. McRae led all players who participated in at least three games in scoring, though he shot just 37.6 percent from the floor and 29.4 percent from three. The former Tennessee standout held only a minor role for the reigning champions during the NBA season, but the loss of Matthew Dellavedova could mean a slight increase in minutes off the bench next season.
The Cavaliers have exercised McRae's $874,636 team option for the 2016-17 season, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. McRae signed a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers in February, and was able to earn a two-year deal after shining in practice and impressing the team brass with his performance during his limited appearances in games. The 25-year-old rewarded the Cavs' investment in him with a 36-point performance in the regular season finale against the Pistons, when both teams were resting nearly all of their rotation players in advance of their first-round playoff matchup. McRae would go on to make just two appearances in the postseason during the Cavs' run to the title, but he'll have a more legitimate chance at seeing playing time in 2016-17 as he prepares for his first training camp with the organization.
McRae (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's 112-97 Game 5 win over the Warriors. McRae has only played in two of the Cavs' 17 postseason games, with both of his appearances coming in garbage time. With the team back to full health following Kevin Love's return from a concussion in Game 4, McRae figures to remain inactive for the rest of the series.
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.
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