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Reports: Patrick McCaw plans to sign with Raptors

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Free agent guard Patrick McCaw plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The deal is reportedly a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract.

McCaw began the season as an unsigned, restricted free agent with the Warriors. He agreed to an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 28, which the Warriors elected to not match. After three games with the Cavaliers, McCaw was waived on Sunday before his contract would have been guaranteed for the remainder of the season. McCaw was free to sign with any team after clearing waivers.

The 23-year-old guard should provide solid depth for the Raptors, who currently have the best record in the NBA at 31-12.

McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances with the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. He scored five points in the three appearances with the Cavaliers.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.



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TNT’s Barkley to appear on sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’

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The NBA on TNT’s Charles Barkley will make a cameo appearance next week on the ABC-TV sitcom “The Goldbergs.” The show will premiere at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Barkley, a member of the basketball Hall of Fame, will play substitute gym teacher Neelo Greene. In the episode, Barkley rejects and blocks shots by students attempting to score on him.

The Goldbergs is based on Adam F. Goldberg’s experiences growing up in a Philadelphia-suburban family in the 1980s, and often inserts recreations of Goldberg’s personal life into the show. Barkley played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1984-92.

“Having Sir Charles Barkley on set was a thrill,” said Goldberg, who also referred to Barkley as Philadelphia royalty. “Charles was amazingly gracious — taking the time to joke around with the cast and crew, and making sure he didn’t leave before every person on that set got a handshake.”

For more information about “The Goldbergs,” visit abc.com/TheGoldbergs.

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Raptors sign free-agent guard Patrick McCaw

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The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have signed free-agent guard Patrick McCaw. Per team policies terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McCaw has appeared in 131 career games with Golden State and Cleveland, averaging 3.9 points, 1.2 assists and 15.9 minutes. He also appeared in 21 playoff games (all with Golden State) and was a member of the Warriors’ 2018 and 2017 NBA Championship squads. McCaw scored a career-high 19 points Feb. 13, 2017 at Denver.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, McCaw was selected 38th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by Milwaukee and later traded to Golden State. He played collegiately for two seasons at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, averaging 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists. 



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Cavaliers’ Nance Jr. sidelined 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

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Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is currently projected to miss 2-4 weeks with a right knee MCL sprain. Nance was injured in Tuesday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against the Indiana Pacers in the first quarter and did not return to action. Additional evaluation and an MRI today confirmed the sprain.

He will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation. His status will be updated as appropriate.

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