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Patrick McCaw signs with Raptors [report]

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Patrick McCaw seems to have found a new home — for the second time in fewer than two weeks.

McCaw, who won two NBA titles as a swingman for the Warriors, plans to sign a veteran’s minimum contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Toronto is McCaw’s latest stop during a bizarre sequence of events that has featured him declining to sign the Warriors offer sheet during his restricted free agency over the summer, sitting out more than two months of the regular season, signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, being released just three games into his tenure there, and reportedly signing with Toronto Wednesday.

McCaw, 23, joined Cleveland Dec. 30 after the Warriors declined to match the Cavaliers’ offer sheet. Cleveland had until Monday to decide if the team wanted to keep McCaw on their roster and pay him a prorated $3 million for the rest of the season. McCaw played in just three games for the Cavaliers, scoring five points in 53 minutes.

The Cavs released McCaw before his deal became fully guaranteed. The NBA is reportedly launching a formal review into Cleveland’s facilitating of these events, according to New York Times reporter Marc Stein.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second with the Warriors after they selected him with the 38th overall pick in the 2016 draft. McCaw was expected to step into an expanded role in year three, but decided to hold out instead of agreeing to the Warriors two-year, $5.2 million offer during the offseason.

 

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