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Report: Pistons claim Jordan McRae off waivers [UPDATE]

The Nuggets agreed to a contract buyout with the guard after acquiring him before the deadline. Now, he lands in Detroit, which is starved for bodies.

Denver Nuggets guard Jordan McRae reacts after a play in the third quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at the Pepsi Center.  Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: March 4, 5:03 p.m. — McRae has been claimed off waivers by the Pistons, Yahoo Sports’ Chris B. Haynes reported Wednesday afternoon. The Nuggets waived McRae last week after acquiring him before the trade deadline from the Wizards.

McRae joins a Pistons team that is dealing with a lot of injuries in the back court, including Derrick Rose, Luke Kennard and Brandon Knight. Christian Wood and Sekou Doumbouya have also been dealing with injuries, so McRae could have an instant spot in the rotation.

The Denver Nuggets and G/F Jordan McRae have agreed to a contract buyout, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. McRae had been acquired from the Washington Wizards in a trade prior to the deadline. McRae only appeared in four games for Denver, averaging just 8 minutes per contest. With the buyout in place, McRae is expected to land with the Suns, per Woj.

In 29 games with the Wizards, McRae averaged 12.8 points in 22.5 minutes per game. When injuries set in for the Wiz, we saw McRae step up on offense and fill it up. He’s had three games of 29 or more points this season. If he ends up on the Suns, we could see McRae fill a void left by Kelly Oubre Jr. McRae may end up being fantasy relevant again. He’s worth monitoring if he does land on the Suns or another contending team.