09/18/14 9:34 am EST
On June 27th the 76ers announced they had officially acquired the draft rights to Jordan McRae (6-6; 185; 7-7 wingspan), the 58th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for the 54th overall pick. The announcement brought a big smile to a number of faces here at Philadunkia.
Based on his outstanding college career (two-time All-SEC First Team Selection), his unique skill set, the fact that Sam Hinkie traded for McRae and the show he put on at the NBA Summer League (21 ppg.), most of us here at Philadunkia believed that with a solid training camp performance, McRae was a lock to make the 76ers roster this fall.
Thus, it came as a big surprise to us in late August when the news broke that McRae had signed to play for Melbourne United in Australia. In fact, it was too much of a surprise to let the story go unexplored and the news we have learned may surprise you.