G - DET
Jordan McRae went for 10 points (4-13 FG, 0-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 27 minutes off the bench during the Pistons' 106-124 loss to the 76ers on Wednesday.
McRae was awarded some extra playing time due to Bruce Brown Jr. (ankle) sitting Wednesday's game out. He has scored in double figures in three out of four games since being acquired by the Pistons at the deadline last month and will look to continue providing a spark off the bench. He is only recommended in deeper leagues due to his ability to go off every once in a while but struggles to be consistent from a fantasy perspective.
In a 114-107 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday, Jordan McRae had 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), three assists, two rebounds, and two turnovers in 26 minutes.
McRae contributed in a big way for the Pistons in this one filling in minutes for the injured Derrick Rose (ankle), Bruce Brown (knee), and Luke Kennard. While Brown might return within the next week, Kennard is expected to miss at least another week and Rose may be out a bit longer than that, so McRae's fantasy value is sure to be short-lived and he's a much safer deep league play than standard one right now. It's better to avoid using him in the latter if you can.
Jordan McRae will be available to make his debut with the Pistons Wednesday night against the Thunder.
McRae has averaged 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game this season between Washington and Denver. he was bought out by the Nuggets earlier in the week and signed be Detroit Wednesday. He may be needed immediately as the Pistons are shorthanded in the backcourt with Derrick Rose and Bruce Brown sidelined.
G/F Jordan McRae is being claimed off waivers by the Detroit Pistons.
The Phoenix Suns were hoping to claim McRae off waivers after his buyout with Denver, however it is Detroit who was able to claim him as they have a worse record than Phoenix. McRae should immediately slot into the Pistons rotation as they have suffered a number of injuries this season, most recently being the injury to Derrick Rose (ankle) that will sideline him for at least two weeks.
Chris Haynes is reporting that the Phoenix Suns intend to put in a waiver claim on Jordan McRae.
McRae agreed to a buyout with the Denver Nuggets earlier today. After being traded from Washington to Denver in exchange for Shabazz Napier at the deadline, McRae got buried on the depth chart on a deep Nuggets roster. McRae had been playing really well for Washington, averaging 12.8 ppg, prior to being traded to Denver, where he played only four games and averaged only 2.3 points in eight minutes per game. McRae will look to fill even a little piece of the void left by Kelly Oubre Jr. after he suffered a torn meniscus last week.