The odd tale of Patrick McCaw continues.
It appears the Warriors believe the Cavaliers, in conjunction with McCaw, acted in bad faith in order to free him from Golden State control. The Cavaliers signed him on December 30 to a two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed deal, with the Warriors choosing not to match those terms. If the league were to be fine Cleveland and take away their first-round pick, the 2019 NBA Draft just got a whole lot more competitive. Not only do you have to be the most overpowered team in the league, but you have to cry wolf over a guy you didn't even want to re-sign anyway?More news: Traffic Deaths In NYC Hit 100-Year Low | Somers
Though he struggled offensively and suffered a horrific back injury last season, McCaw's length and defensive prowess are what earned him minutes on the Warriors in his first two seasons.
McCaw turned down an offer to stay with the Warriors at the end of the 2017 season, instead preferring to hit the market. He rejected their contract offers, instead waiting to see if someone would sign him to an offer sheet Golden State wouldn't match.More news: Meghan's patronages: Duchess of Sussex's four new causes revealed
Basically, the Cavs were looking to save some cash on the deal.
"The NBA immediately had suspicions that McCaw and the Cavaliers reached an agreement to waive him so he could become an unrestricted free agent", Medina wrote, citing sources. If you're the Cavs, they can get a good player with the 10th pick and Moore might have a lot of value to a contender at the 2020 National Basketball Association trade deadline. Yes, the player who Cleveland signed on a two-year, $6 million deal and waived three games later.More news: National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown