Teams Interested In Patrick McCaw

“About four” teams are interested in acquiring Patrick McCaw, who was waived by the Cavaliers yesterday, a source tells Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News. Cleveland is believed to be among that group, although some playoff contenders have expressed interest as well.

The source isn’t clear on whether any team intends to claim McCaw off waivers or if they will all wait for him to become an unrestricted free agent. Anyone who claims McCaw would inherit the two-year, $6MM contract he signed with Cleveland last week, but the current season would become fully guaranteed.

The Cavs’ deal with McCaw turned out to be a way to get him out of his commitment to Golden State. As the final remaining restricted free agent, any offer that McCaw received could have been matched by the Warriors. By signing him to a non-guaranteed deal, Cleveland gave him a path to unrestricted free agency with a minimal financial commitment.

McCaw played just three games for Cleveland, averaging 1.3 PPG in 17.7 minutes per night. In addition to doing McCaw a favor, the Cavs wanted to open a roster spot to add point guard Cameron Payne, who signed a 10-day deal with the team yesterday.

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6 thoughts on “Teams Interested In Patrick McCaw

  1. SheltonMatthews

    Still not sure why they would do it, unless it’s to stoke the “rivalry” with the Warriors or to win some favor with his agent? Maybe get a basically “free” look at him in case they wanted him on their roster in the future. Seems odd, but good for him I guess. Won’t make much of an impact going forward, he’s just an OK rotational player.

    • Dodgethis

      Ultimately Cleveland had an open roster spot, and had to wait before they could sign guys to 10 day contracts. They helped the warriors lose a restricted free agent and got some relatively cheap and positive publicity. They are also in what should be a tanking season, so this doesn’t hurt the overall goal. They basically signed a 10 day contract before they were supposed to.

  2. LivingUnderDaBridge

    Pretty bad when you are being replaced by cast off from the bulls

  3. darquee

    The Cadavers apparently think they stuck it to Warriors by facilitating McCaw’s free agency (note: he actually sucks). That is what they are reduced to and with that momentary delusion of victory achieved they go back to tanking for Zion.

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