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.
The 23-year-old was most recently waived by the Cavs earlier this week after signing a non-guaranteed 2-year, $6 million deal.
McCaw, who won two National Basketball Association titles as a swingman for the Warriors, plans to sign a veteran's minimum contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA had examined the two-year, $6 million offer sheet closely prior to approving it, league sources said, but found no reason to disallow it. That was the day before his offer sheet became guaranteed for the rest of the season, which has raised a few eyebrows around the league. The Warriors took note of what was unfolding and asked the National Basketball Association to take a look at the situation. The Warriors would not receive anything in return, per terms of the NBA's labor deal. As a restricted free agent, the Warriors could match any deal, and that made teams wary. He was then traded to the Golden State Warriors, where he played for two seasons and won a couple of championships.
Toronto is McCaw's latest stop during a freakish sequence of events that has featured him declining to sign the Warriors offer sheet during his restricted free agency over the summer, sitting out more than two months of the regular season, signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, being released just three games into his tenure there, and reportedly signing with Toronto Wednesday.
Losing a draft pick is a scary thought, especially for a team that is admittedly in rebuild mode.
The New York Times' Marc Stein reported that the league's review of the situation involving the Cavs is just beginning.