National Basketball Association to investigate Cavaliers' signing of Patrick McCaw

NBA to investigate Cavaliers signing, release of McCaw

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

The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw's short stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports.

It appears the Warriors believe the Cavaliers, in conjunction with McCaw, acted in bad faith in order to free him from Golden State control.

A person with knowledge of the matter spoke Tuesday with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation have not been revealed publicly.

28 when McCaw signed an offer sheet for two years and $6 million with the Cavs, none of it guaranteed. Unfortunately for him, the defending champs aren't the best team to try and leverage, so Golden State let his free agency drag out well into the season. It's unclear how long the NBA's review will take, or what - if anything - the Warriors are seeking.

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Here is the catch: the contract was non-guaranteed, and a week after signing him, Cleveland released him. McCaw is set to clear waivers Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. Yes, the player who Cleveland signed on a two-year, $6 million deal and waived three games later.

However, after playing in just three games for the Cavaliers, McCaw was released after averaging 1.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists.

McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances with the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

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