National Basketball Association continuing investigation into Cavs, speaking to Patrick McCaw’s representatives Thursday


After three games with the Cavaliers, McCaw was waived on Sunday before his contract would have been guaranteed for the remainder of the season.

Free agent guard Patrick McCaw plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic.

He reportedly reached a deal with the Eastern Conference-contending Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

The NBA has continued its formal review into Cleveland signing McCaw to a two-year, $6 million deal and subsequently waiving him three days later before his contract would become guaranteed.

The Raptors aren't involved in the investigation.

The Warriors ultimately declined to match the offer sheet McCaw signed with Cleveland.

If the Cavaliers were found to have had a financial agreement with both McCaw and his agent while he was still a Warrior, they can be fined up to $3 million. After clearing the waiver wire, the third-year wing became an unrestricted free agent.

McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association.

Suspicions immediately arose around Cleveland's motivation behind signing a player from the team that beat them in three of four NBA Finals, then releasing him nearly immediately.

No one is exactly sure why the Cavs chose to go through with that plan, but they are being investigated by the league for possibly salary cap circumvention.

McCaw most recently played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. 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 was sidelined for nearly two months with a bone bruise in his lower back near the end of last season after a horrific fall during a game at Sacramento.