Why Warriors might let Patrick McCaw leave for Cavs

Why Warriors might let Patrick McCaw leave for Cavs

Why Warriors might let Patrick McCaw leave for Cavs

A person with knowledge of the agreement says Patrick McCaw has signed a two-year, $6 million offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Because they hold his rights, the Warriors have the option of either matching the Cavs offer and retaining McCaw, or letting him walk. McCaw declared for the NBA Draft after playing two years collegiately at UNLV.

The Warriors, who have until January 7 to make a decision on the offer sheet, appear to be unlikely to match.

Warriors wing Patrick McCaw has averaged exactly 4.0 points in each of his first two seasons. No word from the Warriors yet, but we should expect something from Golden State.

If Golden State elects to match the offer sheet, it would cost the team $11.3 million against the luxury tax, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. The Warriors would like to keep a roster spot open, which creates more opportunities should they target a player on the trade or buyout market. The No. 38 pick in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft is averaging four points and 1.4 rebounds per game in his career. As Wojnarowski notes, McCaw clearly doesn't want to play for Golden State.

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