National Basketball Association investigating Cavs' signing, and quick release, of McCaw

Ross Houston
January 11, 2019

According to The New York Times' Marc Stein, the National Basketball Association will investigate the situation at Golden State's request.

The circumstances were weird and raised questions about Cleveland's motivation to sign and release a player off the roster of their frequent NBA Finals rival.

Patrick McCaw entered this past offseason as one of many restricted free agents that figured to have a hard time finding a deal they wanted with so many teams unable to create cap space to bring in new players via free agency.


The NBA is going to investigate former Warrior Patrick McCaw's three-game stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly.

McCaw signed a two-year, $6 million unguaranteed deal with the Cavs and only appeared in three games with Cleveland.

McCaw spent parts of his first two years of his National Basketball Association career with the Warriors, but was not re-signed during the offseason as a restricted free agent.


When the Cleveland Cavaliers released guard Patrick McCaw soon after signing him to a non-guaranteed contract, the move raised some eyebrows.

Now, the 23-year-old is an unrestricted free agent. But the Cavs waived McCaw on Sunday, one day before his contract would've become guaranteed for the season.

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


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