REPORT: NBA to Investigate Signing, Quick Release of Patrick McCaw by Cavaliers | Def Pen
Patrick McCaw
The NBA will investigate the signing and quick release of guard Patrick McCaw, per the Golden State Warriors’ request. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images)

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.

After just 10 days, the Cavaliers waived McCaw, an unusual decision for a team that went out of its way to sign him. Per the Golden State Warriors’ request, the NBA will investigate the situation, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times:

If McCaw clears waivers and becomes an unrestricted free agent, there are reportedly a number of teams, including the Cavaliers, that will be interested in the third-year guard’s services, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic:

The Golden State Warriors are unlikely to be one of those teams, as they are well in the luxury tax. Also, the reigning champions would be forced to part with another player on their roster in order to bring back McCaw, likely rookie Alfonzo McKinnie, who has been a pleasant surprise for the team this season.

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


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