A person with knowledge of the situation says the National Basketball Association is looking into the circumstances surrounding Cleveland's decision to sign Patrick McCaw to an offer sheet and then waive him after three games.
The Cavaliers are under investigation by the league office after signing Patrick McCaw to a two-year contract, then waiving him a week later, according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News.
McCaw, the third-year wing who won two straight championships with the Warriors, has had a dramatic free agency ride since declining the Warrior's offer to sign him this past summer.
On the one hand, the Cavaliers could now try to sign McCaw for a much cheaper deal, one they couldn't have signed him to originally because the Warriors would have matched. The New York Times reports the league has granted the request and will perform a formal review of the transactions.
Cleveland made the 2018 National Basketball Association champion an offer, but the Warriors refused to match it, leading McCaw to sign a non-guaranteed deal with the Cavaliers. It's unclear how long the NBA's review will take, or what - if anything - the Warriors are seeking.
Patrick McCaw may cost the Cleveland Cavaliers their projected top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
"I've got enough to worry about", Kerr said, before adding, "The whole thing was kind of odd".
After just 10 days, the Cavaliers waived McCaw, an unusual decision for a team that went out of its way to sign him.
Now, the 23-year-old is an unrestricted free agent.
Playing for the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances.