The 2019-20 season has been the best of Jordan McRae's career, but on Wednesday he found himself on his third team in a month.
After beginning the season with the Wizards and getting traded to the Nuggets at the NBA trade deadline, McRae was claimed off waivers by the Pistons, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
McRae reached a buyout with the Nuggets following just 32 minutes of playing time with his new team over four games. The Suns hoped to secure his services and claim him themselves, but since the Pistons (20-42) have a worse record than Phoenix (24-38), they were able to swoop in and take McRae.
As stated earlier, McRae was in the midst of a career-year with the Wizards before the trade deadline. He was averaging career-highs in minutes (22.6), points (12.8), assists (2.8) and rebounds (3.6), while solidifying himself as a key contributor for the Wizards off the bench.
During an eight-game stretch in which Bradley Beal missed time due to a leg injury, McRae averaged 20.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting over 50% from three. Of course, it's a small sample size, but McRae was really starting to come into his own before a number of ankle injuries slowed him down prior to the trade deadline.
McRae will be a restricted free agent this summer, meaning the Pistons will have the right to match any offer sheet McRae signs to retain him on the roster. That's assuming Detroit keeps him until the end of the season.
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