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Patrick McCaw to sign with Cavaliers, per report

Restricted free agent Patrick McCaw will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after expressing a desire to no longer play for the Golden State Warriors, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The deal is for a reported two years and $6 million. The Warriors could match the offer, but the fact that McCaw has expressed his desire to move on combined with the fact that Golden State would see a significant increase in their luxury tax bill from $50.3 to $61.6 million, it’s clear to see why things have played out this way.

The third-year guard out of UNLV has struggled to find footing in his first two seasons on the de facto All-Star team that features Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala in the backcourt rotation.

McCaw saw averages of just 4.0 points and 15.9 minutes per game in his Warriors career.

With a career 15.0 playoff player efficiency rating in limited action en route to Golden State’s back-to-back NBA titles, he was seen as a player who could potentially make an impact in the near future.

As for any young player, however, the lure of opportunity is strong, and the rebuilding Cavs could be an ideal fit for McCaw as he works to earn a long-term contract.

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.


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