Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

Few athletes have had a month stranger than the one Patrick McCaw just had.

According to several reports, McCaw is now planning to sign a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.

The Golden State Warriors held McCaw's rights as a restricted free agent, then elected not to match the two-year, $6 million offer sheet that he signed with the Cavaliers on December 28 - with the potential luxury tax ramifications among the many reasons that factored into their thinking. It was the end of a freaky saga that involved a half-season holdout, an offer sheet, a surprising release, and an ongoing investigation by the National Basketball Association into how it all went down.

The Golden State Warriors reportedly asked the league to investigate the Cleveland Cavaliers' signing and waiving of McCaw, who reportedly signed with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.


The NBA-leading Toronto Raptors have added to their roster, signing free agent guard Patrick McCaw. It was a two-year, non-guaranteed deal worth $3 million per year, which the Warriors chose not to match. After passing on the Golden State Warriors' qualifying offer this summer, McCaw found it hard to find another offer.

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. Under the terms of the deal, McCaw will make the minimum salary (less than he would have made had he stayed with Golden State).

McCaw held out of the Warriors' training camp and the opening half of the season searching for an offer sheet, and he played three games without the benefit of practice for the Cavaliers. He also will, once again, be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2019.

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