Patrick McCaw plans sign Toronto Raptors after Cleveland Cavaliers release
Jan 11 2019
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the National Basketball Association is investigatingCleveland's move to essentially free McCaw from restricted free agent purgatory with Golden State only to cut him right after, something that isn't expected to hold up his signing with Toronto.
Patrick McCaw seems to have found a new home - for the second time in fewer than two weeks.
The league plans to speak to McCaw's representatives on Thursday to probe into if McCaw and the Cavaliers reached an agreement to waive him so he could become an unrestricted free agent, sources said. He agreed to an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28, which the Warriors elected to not match. It was the end of a weird saga that involved a half-season holdout, an offer sheet, a surprising release, and an ongoing investigation by the National Basketball Association into how it all went down. It was a two-year, non-guaranteed deal worth $3 million per year, which the Warriors chose not to match.
That's when things got really odd.
The NBA is reportedly investigating the Cavs for signing and waiving McCaw, and could ultimately punish the team by taking away a first-round draft pick.
McCaw averaged 1.7 points and one rebound in three games with Cleveland this season before his release.
On Tuesday, the Warriors reportedly asked the National Basketball Association to review the Cavs' signing and quick release of McCaw. Under the terms of the deal, McCaw will make the minimum salary (less than he would have made had he stayed with Golden State).
It's surely been a whirlwind couple days for McCaw.
After only a week in Cleveland, McCaw was waived before his contract was guaranteed. And he isn't likely to play any more in Toronto than he would have in Golden State.