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Cavaliers sign Patrick McCaw to a two-year, non-guaranteed offer sheet

Patrick McCaw has signed an offer sheet with the Cavs.

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Well this is certainly surprising. The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Patrick McCaw to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

The deal is an extra $1.3 million a season compared to the qualifying offer given by the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors now have three days to decide whether or not they will match the offer for the 23-year-old wing.

The news was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic:

Later ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski clarified that the contract is non-guaranteed. Meaning that even if the Warriors match or if he ends up on the Cavs, there’s no guarantee that he’ll stick around for the remainder of the season at either destination.

Now the question is whether or not the Warriors will match the offer. While McCaw hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire, depth is something Golden State values and they have been high on him at times. Plus the offer isn’t much more than the team had offered to him.

As Anthony Slater of The Athletic has reported, McCaw no longer has any interest in playing for the Warriors:

If McCaw ends up suiting up for the Cavs, this feels like the right type of chance for the Cavs to make. It isn’t much of a commitment and McCaw has shown flashes of being a decent rotation player. He has good length and athleticism for a shooting guard at 6’7” and his age fits with the Cavs youth movement.

Even if this signing is just a favor to an agent and the plan is for the Warriors to match and waive McCaw, building positive relationships around the league is a step in the right direction for the Cavs.