The Golden State Warriors declined to match a two-year, $6 million supply sheet for restricted free agent Patrick McCaw, clearing the best way for him to be a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources instructed ESPN.
Golden State had till 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday to match the supply sheet, however let McCaw go to the Cavaliers on a deal that’s non-guaranteed.
The deal is non-guaranteed, which implies Cleveland does not have to decide on holding McCaw on its roster at a pro-rated $three million for the remainder of the season till Jan. 7. McCaw’s 2019-20 contract is non-guaranteed for $three million. The Cavaliers will get the chance to watch McCaw, a 23-year-old ahead, for the remainder of the season earlier than deciding whether or not to assure the second 12 months of his deal.
McCaw cannot be traded this season as soon as his contract is assured after Jan. 7.
Matching the McCaw supply sheet would have elevated the Warriors’ luxurious tax invoice $11.three million to $61.6 million.
Moreover the prohibitive monetary issues, Golden State needed to maintain its 15th roster spot open for now. The Warriors are anticipated to assure ahead Alfonzo McKinnie’s contract in January too.
McCaw averaged 4 factors, 1.four rebounds and 1.four assists in 57 video games final season, his second within the NBA. McCaw was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his decrease again close to the top of final season after a horrific fall throughout a sport at Sacramento.
McCaw was the 38th total decide within the 2016 NBA draft out of UNLV.