But matching this offer would launch the Dubs even further into the luxury tax, as was clarified by ESPN's Bobby Marks. Estranged from the Warriors this season by choice, he now has before him a two-year, non-guaranteed contract offered by the rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers that would pay him $6 million over two seasons. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors on draft night and spent two seasons with the Warriors.
Considering that McCaw accepted an offer for less than $1 million more than the best offer sent by Golden State, it's clear that McCaw just didn't want to stay with the Warriors. McCaw also played in 21 postseason games (three starts) for the Warriors. "I'm at a loss".
Baker Mayfield of Cleveland Browns fined
After the Browns stopped the Ravens on defense, Mayfield led the Browns downfield near field-goal range before linebacker C.J. He finished this season with five 100-yard games, including 185 yards on 14 catches in last week's loss at New Orleans.
Earlier, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs were signing McCaw to a two-year, $6 million non-guaranteed offer sheet, forcing the Warriors to either match the deal or waive him by January 7.
Despite what Haynes reported just over a week ago about Golden State wanting to stick with McCaw, it was reported today that it's "highly unlikely" that the Warriors will now match Cleveland's offer sheet, per Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area (h/t Bleacher Report's Paul Kasabian). Unless the Warriors decide to renounce his rights, he remains a restricted free agent and would again carry the same status next offseason. He's looking out for himself, as every player must do.