Patrick McCaw may have found his next team.
The 23-year-old guard, who has yet to play a game this season as a result of an unresolved contract situation with the Warriors. McCaw signed a multi-year contract with the Cavaliers Friday, according to the team’s official Twitter.
OFFICIAL: We’ve signed @PMcCaw0 to a multi-year contract.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) December 29, 2018
The move will force Golden State to decide whether it will match the offer to retain the restricted free agent or waive him. The Warriors have until Jan. 7 to make a decision.
McCaw has made it clear he no longer wants to play for Golden State, but Yahoo Sports reported last week that the Warriors are prepared to match any offer sheet for McCaw. The report indicated that the team hasn’t budged on its stance to maintain McCaw’s rights.
The product out of UNLV has spent the last two seasons with the Warriors but did not accept the team’s $1.7 million qualifying offer in June for the 2018-19 season, and he also reportedly rejected a two-year, $5 million deal.
McCaw averaged 4.0 points and 1.4 assists last season while shooting 40.9 percent from the field and just 23.8 percent from 3-point range.
He originally was selected by the Bucks in the second round of the 2016 draft. Golden State acquired him for cash considerations in a draft-day deal.