Warriors won't match Cavs' offer sheet for Patrick McCaw

Arnold Nichols
December 31, 2018

"We anticipated that Patrick (McCaw) would be part of our rotation this year and it just didn't happen for whatever reason".

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors are awaiting McCaw's signed offer sheet with the Cavaliers before deciding what they plan to do.

McCaw, 23, allowed a $1.71 million qualifying offer from the Warriors to expire before the season. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors on draft night and spent two seasons with the Warriors.

If the Warriors choose to match, their luxury tax bill would increase from $50.3 million to $61.6 million, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.


McCaw was looking for a bigger offer from the Warriors this summer and did not receive one from the team or elsewhere until Cleveland's offer sheet.

The restricted free agent guard played in 128 regular games (30 starts) over two seasons with Golden State and averaged 4.0 points in 15.9 minutes per game. He shot 42.1 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from three.

It will be an interesting situation to watch if the Warriors decide to match, or not to match the offer sheet from the Cavaliers.

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