Even the Golden State Warriors declined to match a two-year, $6 million offer sheet for restricted free agent Patrick McCaw, clearing the way for him to join with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told ESPN.
Golden State had before 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday to coincide with the offer sheet, but let McCaw head to the Cavaliers on a bargain that is non-guaranteed.
The bargain is non-guaranteed, so Cleveland does not need to come to a decision on keeping McCaw on its roster in a prorated $3 million for the remainder of the growing season until Jan. 7. McCaw’s 2019-20 contract is non-guaranteed for about $ 3 million. The Cavaliers will get the opportunity to see McCaw, a 23-year-old forwards, for the remaining part of the growing season before deciding whether to make sure the 2nd year of the bargain.
McCaw can’t be traded this season once his contract is ensured after Jan. 7.
Assessing the McCaw offer sheet would have raised the Warriors’ luxury tax bill $11.3 million to $61.6 million.
Form prohibitive financial considerations, Golden State wanted to keep open its roster spot for the time being. The Warriors are anticipated to make sure forward Alfonzo McKinnie‘s contract in January too.
McCaw was sidelined for two months using a bone in his back near the conclusion of last season after having a dreadful fall in a game at Sacramento.
McCaw has been the 38th overall pick from the 2016 NBA draft out of UNLV.