Patrick McCaw to sign with Raptors, report says

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2019

The NBA-leading Toronto Raptors have added to their roster, signing free agent guard Patrick McCaw.

Now, McCaw joins Toronto's bench as the Raptors pursue an Eastern Conference championship. McCaw was a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors, but the defending champions chose not to match the contract.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 23-year-old is signing a one-year, $786,000 deal with the franchise. It was the end of a freaky saga that involved a half-season holdout, an offer sheet, a surprising release, and an ongoing investigation by the National Basketball Association into how it all went down.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the league has opened a review at the request of the Golden State Warriors, the team with which McCaw spent the previous two seasons.

The Cavs recently signed McCaw to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet.

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

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On Tuesday, the Warriors reportedly asked the National Basketball Association to review the Cavs' signing and quick release of McCaw.

If the Cavs and McCaw arranged to waive McCaw before the contract was official, it would be a violation of league rules and could result in some dire consequences.Namely, the Cavs could be fined and be lose their first-round pick.

The Raptors announced Thursday that the club had signed McCaw, although terms of the deal were not disclosed.

It's surely been a whirlwind couple days for McCaw.

McCaw held out of the Warriors' training camp and the opening half of the season searching for an offer sheet, and he played three games without the benefit of practice for the Cavaliers.

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