Published: Thu, January 10, 2019
Sports | By Sarah Myers

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

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

McCaw officially joined the Cavaliers' roster on Monday, Dec. 31 after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland's offer.

According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the National Basketball Association has launched a formal review into Cleveland waiving the two-time Golden State Warriors champion before his contract would become guaranteed.

Channing Frye #9 hi-fives Patrick McCaw #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Utah Jazz on January 4, 2019 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

McCaw was a restricted free agent of the Golden State Warriors who pretty clearly did not want to play for the team.

A person with knowledge of the matter spoke Tuesday with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation have not been revealed publicly.

McCaw, a restricted free agent, signed a two-year, $6 million offer sheet with the Cavaliers on December 28.

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

"I've got enough to worry about", Kerr said, before adding, "The whole thing was kind of unusual".

Shooting guard Patrick McCaw appeared in three games this season, all with the Cavaliers. Other teams are also reportedly interested in signing him, having deferred before when he was restricted.

The NBA will no doubt be looking into questions connected to whether or not the Cavaliers will now attempt to re-sign McCaw to a lesser contract now that he's an unrestricted free agent.

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