Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

Raptors sign former Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw

Patrick Mc Caw Cavs Report: Warriors ask NBA to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw
Shannon Reynolds | 10 January, 2019, 09:55

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the deal is for the veteran's minimum of $786,000.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now under investigation by the National Basketball Association at the request of the Golden State Warriors, who had former restricted free agent Patrick McCaw snatched from their very hands after failing to match a two-year, $6 million offer for his services. The Warriors feel that the Cavs helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent by signing him away from them and then releasing him.

The NBA is investigating the Cavs for possibility circumventing the salary cap after waiving McCaw. After the guard signed a non guaranteed offer sheet with the Cavs, the Warriors decided not to match it.

The NBA is trying to find out if there was any wrongdoing when the Cavs signed McCaw to a deal in late December, when McCaw was a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors.

If the Cavs and McCaw arranged to waive McCaw before the contract was official, it would be a violation of league rules and could result in some dire consequences.Namely, the Cavs could be fined and be lose their first-round pick.

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In any case, McCaw is now a member of the Raptors, who will be back in action on Friday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET - Watch on FuboTV with NBA League Pass add-on), which is a great outcome to this whole scenario for him.

In an interesting sidenote, you could look at this as an Alfonzo McKinnie-for-Patrick McCaw trade, if the former Warrior sticks with the Raptors.

McCaw most recently played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association.

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