The Cavs waived McCaw after less than a week with the team, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
The New York Times reported that the National Basketball Association is investigating the Cavaliers for possible salary-cap circumvention, a probe that Golden State encouraged the league to undertake on the Warriors' behalf. McCaw was a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors, but the defending champions chose not to match the contract. Cleveland signed McCaw to an offer sheet on December 28, and Golden State decided not to match it. "But if the National Basketball Association voided McCaw's contract, he could become a restricted free agent again".
The Raptors, who waived Lorenzo Brown on Monday, will welcome McCaw as a depth piece. Most league executives are skeptical over possible punishment for the Cavaliers, who had a three-game window to evaluate McCaw and cut him before the league's contracts became guaranteed for the season. But if the Cavs are found guilty of a pre-arranged agreement with McCaw, they could lose something urgently valuable to them - the promise of a future. "With McCaw averaging only 1.7 points on 22.2 percent shooting in 17.7 minutes through three games, the Cavaliers then waived McCaw on Sunday to sign free-agent guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract".