No violation of CBA found in Cleveland's signing-release of Patrick McCaw
At first look, the Patrick McCaw signing and somewhat-prompt release after he only played three games for his new team, the Cavaliers, looked slightly shady. But the NBA just-as-promptly found no violation of the NBA's CBA. They apparently found no collusion between any parties in the deal.
The NBA found no violation of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement in Cavaliers' signing of Pat McCaw.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 14, 2019
McCaw was signed by Cleveland as a free agent for two years and $6 million. His former team was the Golden State Warriors. After his release by the Cavs, he is now an unrestricted free agent. He was signed by Cleveland as a restricted free agent, and GS did not match the offer. I had previously written the following on the matter:
I expect the NBA's investigation to go nowhere unless specific and solid evidence comes forward. Count me as skeptical.
So no major surprise here. As I expected, the investigation ended quickly and as expected.
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