Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

Tanya Simon
January 10, 2019

In an interesting sidenote, you could look at this as an Alfonzo McKinnie-for-Patrick McCaw trade, if the former Warrior sticks with the Raptors.

Of course, how McCaw became an unrestricted free agent is one of the stranger stories in recent memory. He signed a non-guaranteed two-year, $6 million offer sheet with the Cavaliers in December of 2018 and appeared in three games, posting averages of 1.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 17.7 minutes per contest.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, McCaw will sign a deal with the Raptors following his release from the Cleveland Cavaliers. As a restricted free agent, the Warriors could match any deal, and that made teams wary.

Also at 2 p.m. PT on Wednesday, multiple national reports stated that McCaw plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors.

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On Tuesday, the Warriors reportedly asked the National Basketball Association to review the Cavs' signing and quick release of McCaw. After passing on the Golden State Warriors' qualifying offer this summer, McCaw found it hard to find another offer.

The Cavs make a valid argument that the team had lost Collin Sexton's backup in Matthew Dellavedova by the time they chose to sign Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract, therefore needing to free one roster spot - making McCaw the no-brainer choice at hand.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association. They were able to get McCaw for a minimum salary for the remainder of the season, a signing that would have earned them many accolades if it happened during the summer.

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