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Patrick McCaw joins Cavaliers as deadline for Warriors to match passes

2018 NBA Finals - Game One

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 31: Patrick McCaw #0 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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One of the oddest holdouts in recent NBA memory is officially over.

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw signed a restricted free agent offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week. As the clock struck 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, the deadline for the Warriors to match the 2-year, $6 million deal passed and McCaw became a full-fledged member of the Cavaliers.

McCaw was drafted 38th overall in 2016.

Via Twitter:

McCaw gives Cleveland a relatively cheap option at the guard position, which they’ve needed to bolster every since parting ways with J.R. Smith as they wait to trade the veteran.

The third-year McCaw will get his chance to finally play some basketball this season. McCaw’s holdout was sort of odd given his prior production for the Warriors, which amounted to rotation minutes played at what amounted to replacement-level production.

I suppose both Golden State and McCaw got what they wanted, so all’s well that ends well.