Title:How the NBA’s roster rules brought Raptors and Patrick McCaw together
Date: January 10, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors signing Patrick McCaw and some of the collective bargaining agreement wrinkles that brought the sides together.
The Toronto Raptors are moving quickly to replace Lorenzo Brown, signing Patrick McCaw to a rest-of-season deal at the league minimum according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.
It’s surely been a whirlwind couple days for McCaw. He cleared waivers Wednesday after the Cleveland Cavaliers waived him Monday ahead of the league’s contract guarantee deadline. The Cavaliers, of course, had only justsigned McCaw three games earlier, inking him to a two-year, $6-million non-guaranteed offer sheet that the Golden State Warriors declined to match. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the NBA is investigating Cleveland’s move to essentially free McCaw from restricted free agent purgatory with Golden State only to cut him right after, something that isn’t expected to hold up his signing with Toronto. It was a weird situation. McCaw and the Warriors played a bit of chicken, the Cavaliers put an end to it, then sent McCaw on his way.
Enter the Raptors.
As I wrote Monday before Lorenzo Brown was waived, the Raptors had a few options here with their newfound 14th roster spot.