NBA clears Cavaliers of wrongdoing in Patrick McCaw signing
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw.
At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland's signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two seasons with the defending champions but did not re-sign with them last summer. The Cavs signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last month the Warriors chose not to match.
AP Source: NBA looking into circumstances of McCaw signing
The NBA is looking into the circumstances surrounding Patrick McCaw's short-lived stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday that the league has opened a review at the request of the Golden State Warriors, the team that McCaw had spent the previous two seasons with. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details of the probe have been revealed publicly.
Struggling Cavs sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract
CLEVELAND (AP) — The struggling Cavaliers signed guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract.
To make roster space, the Cavs waived swingman Patrick McCaw, who signed with the club as a free agent on Dec. 28. He played in three games with Cleveland.
Payne will give the Cavs a backup for rookie Collin Sexton and backcourt depth while Matthew Dellavedova deals with a sore foot. Payne averaged 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 31 games — 12 starts — for Chicago before he was waived by the Bulls.
Top to bottom: McCaw leaves Warriors for new start with Cavs
CLEVELAND (AP) — Patrick McCaw walked away from a championship team and wound up on the NBA's worst squad.
He's not sure how it happened.
"That's a tough question," he said Monday following his first practice with the Cavaliers.
McCaw, who chose not to re-sign with Golden State following last season, is now in Cleveland after the Warriors decided not to match the two-year, $6 million offer sheet the Cavaliers gave the 23-year-old swingman last week.
Cavaliers sign Patrick McCaw to offer sheet
The Cleveland Cavaliers said Friday that they have signed restricted free agent guard Patrick McCaw to an offer sheet.
A person familiar with the terms told The Associated Press that the Cavs' offer to McCaw was for two years and $6 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because it remains unclear if Golden State will exercise its right to match the terms.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors will be much younger next season, and general manager Bob Myers is working to keep much of the core intact to chase another championship.
Versatile big man Kevon Looney will re-sign with the two-time defending champions on a one-year deal for the minimum, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Golden State Warriors reserve guard Patrick McCaw has been cleared for limited on-court activities as he tries to come back from a spinal bruise that has sidelined him since March 31.
The Warriors are not providing a specific timeline for McCaw's return to game action, saying only that doctors will re-evaluate him again in four weeks.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Patrick McCaw has been cleared to do some modified shooting and on-court running following a frightening fall at Sacramento on March 31 when he lost feeling in his lower half and was taken out on a stretcher with a severely bruised lower back.
The team says the second-year pro was re-evaluated Thursday and will be examined by team medical staff again in four weeks.
Warriors shake off rough start and roll past Suns
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Warriors began their day with encouraging news about injured guard Patrick McCaw and ended it with another brilliant performance from Kevin Durant.
Durant had 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and the Golden State overcame a sloppy start to beat Phoenix 117-107 on Sunday night, handing the Suns their franchise-record 15th consecutive loss.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has been released from a hospital following a terrifying fall to the floor during Saturday's game at Sacramento.
The team also said Sunday that preliminary tests showed McCaw has no structural damage or problems with his nervous system after the freak injury.
Warriors’ McCaw leaves on stretcher after hard fall
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter during a 112-96 Golden State win Saturday night.
McCaw was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, the team said. It announced late Saturday that a chest X-ray and CT scan came back clear and that McCaw would undergo an MRI.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a silenced arena, two teams gathered together under the basket to pray for Patrick McCaw as Golden State's second-year guard was rushed away on a stretcher.
Basketball suddenly came second.
McCaw left late in the third quarter of the Warriors' 112-96 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night after a scary landing following an undercut by Vince Carter that appeared unintentional.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Golden State guard Patrick McCaw left on a stretcher late in the third quarter of the Warriors' 112-96 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night after a terrifying thud to the floor following an undercut by Vince Carter that appeared unintentional.
McCaw was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation, the team said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are again missing more than just two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, with reserves Andre Iguodala, Jordan Bell and David West all out for the game at Minnesota.
Iguodala (sprained left wrist) and Bell (sprained right ankle) each sat for the third straight game, when the Warriors visited the Timberwolves on Sunday. West (right arm cyst) was on the inactive list for the fourth consecutive game.
Warriors guard McCaw out at least 4 weeks with wrist injury
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Second-year Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left wrist.
Golden State announced that McCaw had a non-displaced fracture in the wrist. The injury occurred Sunday when McCaw was with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors, the team said.
The Warriors were playing Wednesday at Portland to conclude the schedule before the All-Star break. McCaw will wear a cast for 10 days then be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Kevin Durant's baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 Tuesday on the night the Warriors received their championship rings.
BOSTON (AP) — Sixty NBA draft hopefuls will hear their names called Thursday night as members of the 2017 rookie class.
For many of the top picks it will mark the start of the transition from college underclassman to instant millionaire.
It is the ultimate finishing school. A journey that continues to evolve for NBA newcomers that has trended younger during the one-and-done era.
The Golden State Warriors are heading to San Antonio with a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA's Western Conference finals following a 136-100 dismantling of the Spurs. Stephen Curry sat out the final period after providing 29 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Kevin Durant finished with 16 points and rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and five assists off the bench.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time.
The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich questioning and criticizing his Spurs players for a lack of belief and feeling sorry for themselves without injured superstar Kawhi Leonard.