Jordan McRae took the opposite approach last year, signing in Australia after the 76ers acquired the 2014 second-rounder in a draft-night trade.
Will McRae do Philadelphia another favor this year?
Indications are no, but we will find out.
Derek Bodner of Liberty Ballers:
Because the 76ers offered McRae the required tender – a one-year contract, surely unguaranteed at the minimum – they’d keep his rights another year if he signs elsewhere. They want him to do that, so he can develop on someone else’s dime without occupying an NBA roster spot.
But if McRae is no longer cool with that and accepts the tender – or negotiates another deal with the 76ers – they’d be in pickle.
Twenty is the offseason and preseason roster limit.
McCrae would bring them to 21, which isn’t allowed. Philadelphia could always waive someone to make room – maybe even McRae – but at least one presumptive 76er won’t be with the team to begin training camp.