CLEVELAND — Former Warriors swingman Patrick McCaw is practicing with the Cavaliers, who signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last week.
McCaw, 23, officially joined the Cavaliers’ roster on Monday after Golden State decided not to match Cleveland’s offer. He had been expected to be in the defending NBA champion’s rotation this season but didn’t re-sign with the team as a restricted free agent.
Cavaliers coach Larry Drew expects McCaw to play Wednesday against Miami.
Cleveland has dropped six straight and has the NBA’s worst record at 8-29. Cleveland has been plagued by injuries all season and needs front-line help.
The 6-foot-7 McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, when he got hurt while attempting a dunk on March 31. He returned for Golden State’s title run but was limited to 16 minutes in six games.