The Toronto Raptors are signing free-agent guard Patrick McCaw for the remainder of the season, league sources advised ESPN.
McCaw cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon, sources mentioned. McCaw, 23, has been the topic of some intrigue in latest weeks — a Golden State restricted free agent who signed a non-guaranteed supply sheet with Cleveland, solely to be waived after three video games with the Cavaliers. Golden State declined to match the sheet.
The New York Instances reported that the NBA is investigating the Cavaliers for doable salary-cap circumvention, a probe that Golden State inspired the league to undertake on the Warriors’ behalf. The NBA had examined the two-year, $6 million supply sheet intently prior to approving it, league sources mentioned, however discovered no cause to disallow it. Most league executives are skeptical over doable punishment for the Cavaliers, who had a three-game window to consider McCaw and minimize him earlier than the league’s contracts turned assured for the season.
There may need been a league challenge had the Cavaliers tried to re-sign McCaw at a decrease quantity than the $three million that he would’ve been owed this season, however the Cavaliers moved on from him.
McCaw held out of the Warriors’ coaching camp and the opening half of the season looking for a suggestion sheet, and he performed three video games with out the advantage of apply for the Cavaliers.
Now, McCaw joins Toronto’s bench because the Raptors pursue an Japanese Convention championship. Matching the McCaw supply sheet would’ve elevated the Warriors luxurious tax invoice $11.three million to $61.6 million.
McCaw averaged four 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 choose within the 2016 NBA draft out of UNLV.