REPORT: Cavs expected to release Jordan McRae in a few days
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been extremely shorthanded without their starting point guard in Kyrie Irving, leaving them with only one active point guard on their roster: rookie Kay Felder. Felder’s been very good for the Cavs, but he just doesn’t have that playmaking ability yet. The Cavs are surviving without a backup point guard thanks in large part to LeBron James’ ball-handling and playmaking abilities. However, the Cavs clearly need a point guard and they may be close to making a move with the trade deadline suddenly a month away.
While joining ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland, Cavs’ insider Brian Windhorst said that he expects the Cavs to cut Jordan McRae over the next couple of days.
Windy: "It's almost a guarantee that Jordan McRae is going to get cut in the next few days…"
— Aaron Goldhammer (@HammerNation19) January 5, 2017
McRae’s contract becomes guaranteed on January 7, so the Cavs are expected to release him before that deadline. This move would open up a roster spot for a possible backup point guard in free agency. The Cavs have been rumored to be watching a few point guards, but they won’t rush to make any moves just yet.
With the recent trade of Mike Dunleavy for sharpshooter Kyle Korver, the Cavs turn their sights on a backup point guard.