Published: Tue, January 01, 2019
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Cavaliers sign Patrick McCaw to offer sheet

Cavaliers sign Patrick McCaw to offer sheet

The deal is non-guaranteed, which means Cleveland doesn't have to make a decision on keeping McCaw on its roster at a pro-rated $3 million for the rest of the season until January 7.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to deliver the news that McCaw's offer sheet with the Cavs would be worth $6 million over two seasons.

Patrick McCaw made it clear in recent months that he didn't want to stay with the Golden State Warriors, the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. The contract is fully non-guaranteed.

McCaw never reported to training camp during the offseason, apparently holding out in the hopes that another team would offer him more than the Warriors' $1.7 million qualifying offer.

If the Warriors choose to match, their luxury tax bill would increase from $50.3 million to $61.6 million, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

McCaw averaged 8, 3, and 3 over 36 minutes last season, but was sidelined for a considerable amount of time with a leg injury.

McCaw was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his lower back near the end of last season after a horrific fall during a game at Sacramento.

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