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The Golden State Warriors are not likely to match the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offer sheet for shooting guard Patrick McCaw, according to a report from Anthony Slater of The Athletic.
The Cavs signed McCaw to a contract Friday, a deal that’s believed to be worth two years and $6 million. McCaw, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Warriors had 48 hours to match the Cavs’ offer or lose McCaw for nothing.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, McCaw has made it clear he preferred to stay with the Cavs and not return to the Warriors.
He turned down a two-year offer from the Warriors in October, reportedly worth a little more than $5 million.
The 6-foot-7 McCaw has not played since last season, when he averaged 4.0 points per game.
Assuming the Warriors do not match the offer, as expected, McCaw will become part of a shooting guard/small forward rotation that includes Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, Cedi Osman, David Nwaba and Alec Burks for the Cavs.