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Free-agent shooting guard Patrick McCaw has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
UPDATE: The Raptors made the signing official with an announcement.
McCaw was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
The deal is for one year and the veteran’s minimum of $786,000, per Shams Charania of Stadium.
The Cavs are reportedly under investigation by the league for signing McCaw to a two-year contract, then releasing him after three games. Until that point, the third-year guard had been sitting out the season as a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors.
“Most league executives are skeptical over possible punishment for the Cavaliers, who had a three-game window to evaluate McCaw and cut him before the league’s contracts became guaranteed for the season,” Wojnarowski reported.
McCaw is 6-foot-7 and averaged 4.0 points in each of his first two seasons with the Warriors.
The Raptors needed to sign someone as they were carrying just 13 players after waiving Lorenzo Brown on Monday. The league requires teams to carry a minimum of 14 players, though it allows a short grace period for teams to get to that point.