Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw

Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw

Patrick McCaw seems to have found a new home - for the second time in fewer than two weeks.

The Raptors are committing much less money than that, securing McCaw to a one-year veteran's league-minimum deal worth $786,000. McCaw, 23, has been the subject of some intrigue in recent weeks - a Golden State restricted free agent who signed a non-guaranteed offer sheet with Cleveland, only to be waived after three games with the Cavaliers.

The Warriors ultimately declined to match the offer sheet McCaw signed with Cleveland.

The Raptors aren't involved in the investigation.

The Warriors held McCaw's rights as a restricted free agent, then elected not to match the two-year, $6 million offer sheet he signed December 28 with the Cavaliers - with the potential luxury-tax ramifications among the many factors in their thinking. McCaw was free to sign with any team after clearing waivers. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $5 million deal from the team along with its $1.71 million qualifying offer.

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McCaw appeared in three games for the Cavs and averaged 17.7 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.

After waiving McCaw, the Cavs, who are now dealing with several injuries, went out and signed point guard Cameron Payne to shore up their ranks at the point guard position. After clearing waivers, McCaw made a decision to join the Raptors for a deal worth only $786,000.

McCaw most recently played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

So at the end of the day, the only thing McCaw accomplished was escaping a team that has won three of the last four National Basketball Association championships.

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