The N.B.A. will formally review the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent signing and near-immediate release of the restricted free agent Patrick McCaw for possible salary cap circumvention, according to a person with knowledge of the league’s stance.
The investigation was requested by the Golden State Warriors, who had held McCaw’s rights, according to the person, who was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
In such cases, officials from the Cavaliers and the Warriors, as well as McCaw’s representatives, are typically interviewed before the league office rules whether Cleveland will face punishment.
Source: Marc Stein of The New York Times
Sources: Julius Randle to Decline Player Option
Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Knicks Never Made Formal Offer for Anthony Davis
The Knicks never made a formal offer to the Pelicans for center Anthony Davis on the teams’ latest round of trade talks, according an NBA official.
While the Knicks had interest in the superstar center, talks with New Orleans’ new general manager, David Griffin, were preliminary and brief ever since he began soliciting offers two weeks ago. Davis is headed to the Lakers after Saturday’s blockbuster agreement.
The sense is the Knicks believed they could not match the demands of the Pelicans and essentially backed off.
Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post
Report: Wizards to Workout Coby White, Nassir Little
The Wizards are working out two players tomorrow, Coby White and Nassir Little. Both are options for the 9th pick and both are from UNC. No Kevin Porter Jr. of USC anymore.
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 16, 2019
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter