NBA free agency: Cavaliers waive Patrick McCaw, multiple teams reportedly interested in signing him

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Several contenders are expected to be interested in signing McCaw if he clears waivers, according to The Athletic.

Patrick McCaw’s time with the Cavaliers didn’t last long.

Cleveland has waived the 23-year-old guard, the team announced Sunday. It signed former Bulls guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract in a corresponding move.

McCaw joined the Cavaliers on Dec. 31 after he signed a non-guaranteed two-year, $6 million offer sheet and the Warriors declined to match the deal.

McCaw appeared in just three games for Cleveland, averaging 1.7 points and one rebound in 53 total minutes. Several playoff contenders are expected to be interested in signing him if he clears waivers and becomes an unrestricted free agent, according to a report from The Athletic.

The Cavaliers also may want to bring McCaw back, the report says.

McCaw had been a restricted free agent and held out from the Warriors after he did not accept their $1.7 million qualifying offer. He also reportedly rejected a two-year, $5 million contract from Golden State in early October.

McCaw originally was selected by the Bucks out of UNLV in the second round of the 2016 draft. He was acquired by Golden State in exchange for cash considerations in a draft-day deal.

The guard has averaged 3.9 points and shot 29.5 percent from 3-point range in 131 career games.

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