Suns sign G Jordan McRae to second 10-day contract

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BY: ED COLE

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jordan McRae did enough in his five games with the Suns to earn a second 10-day contract from the team.

McRae originally signed on with the team on Jan. 29, and in the five games since, McRae averaged 5.8 points and 1.4 assists in 13.0 minutes. McRae made his NBA debut in New York against the Knicks, and scored 12 points and kicked out four assists.

Before signing with Phoenix, McRae earned 2016 NBA Development League All-Star honors, as he ranked third in the D-League with an average of 23.1 points in 28 games with the Delaware 87ers. In McRae’s final game with Delaware, he scored a D-League record 61 points on 21-of-34 shooting from the field and 16-of-18 from the free throw line. In addition to the 23.1 point average, McRae averaged 5.2 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 35.5 minutes in his second D-League season, both with Delaware.

McRae (6-5, 179) was the 14th Gatorade Call-Up of the season when he signed with the Suns on Jan. 29, his first regular season signing with an NBA team. McRae was originally selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, then he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on draft night. McRae also played professionally in Australia in 2014-15 before joining Delaware for the season’s final 13 games, and he averaged 18.4 points. McRae played for the 76ers at NBA Summer League in 2014 and 2015. He also played with Philadelphia this past preseason before he was waived on Oct. 26.