Cavs sign Patrick McCaw to offer sheet
December 28, 2018
The Cleveland Cavaliers today signed restricted free agent guard Patrick McCaw to a multi-year offer sheet, according to Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman.
Because he's a restricted free agent, McCaw and the Cavs must now wait and see the Warrior, who hold his rights, decide to do.
According to ESPN, it is a non-guaranteed, two-year deal for a total of $6 million.
McCaw had reportedly received an offer from the Warriors this offseason of two years and $5.2 million. The deal apparently wasn't enough to satisfy his wishes, so rather than sign it he has sat out and not played at all this NBA season.
Will the Warriors match? At this point, they probably shouldn't. A championship team might as well stick with players who definitely want to be there. This is not a knock on McCaw. He's looking out for himself, as every player must do. It will be interesting to see what the Warriors decide.
According to NBC Sports Bay Area, "still imagined himself an important part of the dynamo while the Warriors’ front office had regarded him as at best the ninth-best player on a team that already had Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and a two-headed post position to go with their four marquee players."
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound McCaw played two college basketball seasons at UNLV, and was selected 38th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was traded to the Warriors on draft night and played in 128 regular games (30 starts) over two seasons with Golden State, averaging 4.0 points in 15.9 minutes per game.
McCaw also played in 21 postseason games (three starts) for the Warriors.