Patrick McCaw To Sign With Raptors

Doug Mendoza
January 10, 2019

McCaw was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his lower back near the end of last season after a horrific fall during a game at Sacramento. He agreed to an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28, which the Warriors elected to not match.

The Cavs waived McCaw after less than a week with the team, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Now, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania, McCaw will sign a one-year contract with Toronto for the veteran's minimum of $786,000.

In any case, McCaw is now a member of the Raptors, who will be back in action on Friday night when they host the Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m. ET - Watch on FuboTV with NBA League Pass add-on), which is a great outcome to this whole scenario for him. The Warriors declined to match and after playing three games with the Cavs, he was released.

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Going after a restricted free agent takes additional time, and if the Cavs are arguing urgency of trotting out able bodies, signing McCaw wouldn't be the fastest, or best route to go about it.

The 23-year-old was most recently waived by the Cavs earlier this week after signing a non-guaranteed 2-year, $6 million deal.

National Basketball Association officials will speak to Patrick McCaw's representatives Thursday, as the league begins an investigation centered on McCaw and the Cavaliers, according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association. Over the course of his 131-game National Basketball Association career, McCaw is averaging 3.9 points a night to go along with 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

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