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Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers are signing current Golden State Warriors RFA Patrick McCaw to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet. The deal is non-guaranteed.
This comes after the third-year wing rejected both the Warriors’ qualifying offer of $1.7 million and a two-year, $5.2 million contract offer. Holding out may have gained McCaw less than a million dollars, but it has also potentially granted him a change of scenery and the fresh start he’s been seeking.
Posting identical scoring numbers on even worse efficiency from his freshman to sophomore campaigns, McCaw appeared in 57 contests for Golden State last year. Shooting under 24% from deep, he struggled to put the ball in the basket with any regularity.
Still just 23 years old, it appears as if the 8-27 Cavs are taking a flier out on the University of Nevada product based on potential. If McCaw shines in Cleveland, this $3 million-per-year salary will be a steal. If he doesn’t, the team won’t be set back much.
In a first-place tie with the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference, the Warriors haven’t missed McCaw too much. At 23-13, they have until January 7th to make a decision regarding their young wing. In Wojnarowski’s report, he stated the front office is waiting on the signed offer sheet to arrive before moving forward.
Stay tuned for updates as/if needed.