Report: Patrick McCaw to sign offer sheet with Cavs worth $6M over 2 years

Golden State would face major tax implications by retaining wing

Karl Buscheck
December 28, 2018 - 8:49 am

Patrick McCaw is set to sign an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers, erstwhile rivals of the Warriors, who will soon have a decision to make.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to deliver the news that McCaw's offer sheet with the Cavs would be worth $6 million over two seasons. The Warriors now have two days to decide whether to match that offer sheet. Per league rules, the Warriors can match any such offer sheet extended to McCaw, as he is a restricted free agent.

In McCaw's stead, Alfonzo McKinnie has emerged from the basketball wilderness to seize a role as a reserve wing. The club currently has the final roster spot open, but with questions at the center spot, and DeMarcus Cousins still working his way through his rehab, the Warriors have decisions to make when it comes to the back end of the roster.

Plus, tax rules will make retaining McCaw a costly endeavor:

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