National Basketball Association to Investigate Signing, Quick Release of Patrick McCaw by Cavaliers

NBA to review Cavaliers signing release of Patrick Mc Caw per Warriors request report says

He rejected their contract offers, instead waiting to see if someone would sign him to an offer sheet Golden State wouldn't match.

The circumstances were freaky and raised questions about Cleveland's motivation to sign and release a player off the roster of their frequent NBA Finals rival.

Patrick McCaw's short stay with Cleveland Cavaliers has raised eyebrows around the National Basketball Association, and the league itself is looking into the matter, according to multiple reports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly. Cleveland had until Monday to decide if they wanted to keep McCaw on their roster and pay him a prorated $3 million for the rest of the season.

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As Medina noted, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Warriors offered no response to a question about the Cavs' move.

The Cavaliers signed McCaw to a non-guaranteed two-year, $6-million offer sheet December 28 that went unmatched by Golden State. It's unclear how long the NBA's review will take, or what - if anything - the Warriors are seeking. Yes, the player who Cleveland signed on a two-year, $6 million deal and waived three games later.

"I've got enough to worry about", Kerr said, before adding, "The whole thing was kind of odd". McCaw is set to clear waivers Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. He scored five points in the three appearances with the Cavaliers.