National Basketball Association to investigate Cavaliers' signing of Patrick McCaw

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National Basketball Association to investigate Cavaliers' signing of Patrick McCaw

The latest comes via Marc Stein of The New York Times, who reported on Tuesday that the National Basketball Association is investigating the Cavaliers signing and near-immediate release of McCaw at the request of the Golden State Warriors.

The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw's short-lived stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly.

The Cavaliers signed McCaw to a non-guaranteed two-year, $6-million offer sheet December 28 that went unmatched by Golden State.

On Sunday, the Cavs waived McCaw after three games in Cleveland ahead of a deadline that would have guaranteed his contract. The New York Times reports the league has granted the request and will perform a formal review of the transactions.

How long the league's review will take has not been determined, nor is it clear what the Warriors might be seeking.

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The Cavaliers agreed to a non-guaranteed two-year, $6 million offer sheet with McCaw, who had been a restricted free agent, and the Warriors declined to match.

"I've got enough to worry about", Kerr said, before adding, "The whole thing was kind of unusual".

It looks like the Warriors are upset that Cleveland helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent.

Playing for the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances.

Some have speculated the Cavaliers made the moves to spite the franchise that beat them in three of the past four NBA Finals.

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