Patrick McCaw To Sign With Raptors

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McCaw cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon, sources said.

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 have asked the league to look into the details of McCaw's signing and subsequent release by the Cavaliers according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. The NBA had examined the two-year, $6 million offer sheet closely prior to approving it, league sources said, but found no reason to disallow it.

The Raptors are committing much less money than that, securing McCaw to a one-year veteran's league-minimum deal worth $786,000.

McCaw signed a restricted free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers after having an unusual standoff with the Golden State Warriors. He agreed to an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28, which the Warriors elected to not match.

The Raptors, who waived Lorenzo Brown on Monday, will welcome McCaw as a depth piece. Matching the McCaw offer sheet would've elevated the Warriors luxury tax bill $11.3 million to $61.6 million.

McCaw was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his lower back near the end of last season after a horrific fall during a game at Sacramento.

In three games so far this season, the 23-year-old is averaging 1.7 points per game in just under 18 minutes of action.

The UNLV product was selected in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft.



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