Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw

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The Toronto Raptors are signing free-agent guard Patrick McCaw for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

The NBA is investigating the Cavs for possibility circumventing the salary cap after waiving McCaw. The contract was for two years and $6 million, but the Cavs gave themselves an out and waived McCaw after just three games. He agreed to an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 28, which the Warriors elected to not match.

Of course, how McCaw became an unrestricted free agent is one of the stranger stories in recent memory. "But if the National Basketball Association voided McCaw's contract, he could become a restricted free agent again".

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

McCaw will go from the worst team in the Eastern Conference to the top team, although he won't face the Warriors this season - unless it's in the NBA Finals.

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. McKinnie played in 14 games for Toronto last season, and his Warriors contract became guaranteed Monday.

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

McCaw showed flashes in a limited role for the Warriors in his first two seasons and is yet another young wing with plenty of length for the Raptors to add to their deep rotation.

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