Warriors request review of Cavaliers' Patrick McCaw signing

The Warriors Reportedly Requested The NBA Investigate The Cavs Signing And Releasing Patrick McCaw

Golden State was vocal about wanting him back but ultimately declined to match Cleveland's offer.

Channing Frye #9 hi-fives Patrick McCaw #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 4, 2019 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. But the Cavs waived McCaw on Sunday, one day before his contract would've become guaranteed for the season.

According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the National Basketball Association has launched a formal review into Cleveland waiving the two-time Golden State Warriors champion before his contract would become guaranteed. The New York Times first reported the Warriors' complaint and investigation.

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently offered a two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed contract, which the Golden State Warriors did not match, despite reports that the team would match "any offer" for the young guard.

The Warriors held McCaw's rights as a restricted free agent, then elected not to match the two-year, $6 million offer sheet that he signed with the Cavaliers on December 28 - with the potential luxury tax ramifications among the many reasons that factored into their thinking. McCaw cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Warriors, who weren't interested in McCaw and allowed him to stretch his free agency into the start of the season, now want the league to look into Cleveland's actions.

In his three games with the Cavaliers, McCaw averaged 1.7 points and one rebound per contest.