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REPORT: Patrick McCaw plans to sign with Raptors

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Patrick McCaw plans to sign a one-year, $786,000 veteran’s minimum deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

McCaw signed a restricted free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers after having an unusual standoff with the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs then waived McCaw after he played in just three games.

McCaw reportedly turned down two deals from the Warriors in the offseason. After the guard signed a non guaranteed offer sheet with the Cavs, the Warriors decided not to match it.

Golden State reportedly requested the NBA to investigate Cleveland’s signing and immediate release of Patrick McCaw. The Warriors feel that the Cavs helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent by signing him away from them and then releasing him.

Patrick McCaw played in 57 games with the Warriors last season. He averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 23.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.

No one really knows why McCaw didn’t want to go back to the Warriors, but the common theory is that he wanted to get more playing time. Now, McCaw is joining a Raptors team that has the best record in the NBA and could meet Golden State in the NBA Finals.