Patrick McCaw joins Cavaliers as deadline for Warriors to match passes


One of the oddest holdouts in recent NBA memory is officially over.

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw signed a restricted free agent offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. As the clock struck 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, the deadline for the Warriors to match the 2-year, $6 million deal passed and McCaw became a full-fledged member of the Cavaliers.

McCaw was drafted 38th overall in 2016.

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McCaw gives Cleveland a relatively cheap option at the guard position, which they’ve needed to bolster every since parting ways with J.R. Smith as they wait to trade the veteran.

The third-year McCaw will get his chance to finally play some basketball this season. McCaw’s holdout was sort of odd given his prior production for the Warriors, which amounted to rotation minutes played at what amounted to replacement-level production.

I suppose both Golden State and McCaw got what they wanted, so all’s well that ends well.