4:02pm: McRae’s deal with Beijing will be worth $1.5MM for 25 games, sources tell Quinton Mayo of NBC Sports Washington (Twitter links). According to Mayo, McRae is set to depart today, pending the OK from the Chinese government.
2:21pm: Former NBA guard Jordan McRae is set to join the Beijing Ducks of the CBA, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportando (Twitter link). The Ducks have enjoyed great success added a lot of ex-NBA point guards in the recent past, including Jeremy Lin and Stephon Marbury.
The 6’5″ combo guard out of Tennessee spent parts of last season with the Pistons, Wizards and Nuggets. He also logged time with the Suns and Cavaliers across four NBA seasons. McRae holds career averages of 6.9 PPG, 1.8 RPG, and 1.4 APG, in 13.8 MPG, across 123 games.
While with the Wizards’ G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go, he notched a single-game scoring record of 54 points against the Celtics’ G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in January 2019.
This will not be McRae’s first tour of duty overseas, as he took an intermission from the NBA to serve with Saski Baskonia of the Spanish Liga ACB.