Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

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Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

The Cavaliers waived McCaw on January 6, making him an unrestricted free agent once he cleared waivers.

The NBA-leading Toronto Raptors have added to their roster, signing free agent guard Patrick McCaw.

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. He signed a non-guaranteed two-year, $6 million offer sheet with the Cavaliers in December of 2018 and appeared in three games, posting averages of 1.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 17.7 minutes per contest. "But if the National Basketball Association voided McCaw's contract, he could become a restricted free agent again".

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.

The Warriors have asked the league to look into the details of McCaw's signing and subsequent release by the Cavaliers according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

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

The Raptors are committing much less money than that, securing McCaw to a one-year veteran's league-minimum deal worth $786,000.

After only a week in Cleveland, McCaw was waived before his contract was guaranteed. But if the Cavs are found guilty of a pre-arranged agreement with McCaw, they could lose something urgently valuable to them - the promise of a future.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association.

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