Veteran Patrick McCaw has signed a NBA G League contract and will be suiting up for the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers‘ affiliate, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).
McCaw, 26, was the 38th overall pick of the 2016 draft by the Bucks. He was traded to the Warriors on draft night, and spent his first two seasons with the club, winning two championships in the process.
He had a peculiar path after that, as he turned down a qualifying offer from Golden State in the summer of 2018 and a subsequent two-year, $5.2MM offer with a guarantee on the first year. That offer would have paid him substantially more than he ended up earning with the Cavs and Raptors during the 2018/19 season. McCaw explained that he didn’t want to re-sign with the Warriors because he was seeking “a new opportunity.”
McCaw’s stint with the Cavs in 2018/19 was brief, appearing in just three games before being waived, then signed with the Raptors and won his third championship in three seasons in a limited, reserve role. However, he struggled with left knee injuries the past few seasons with Toronto, and was waived in April of last year. He has been a free agent ever since.
In 199 career games with the three teams, McCaw holds averages of 3.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.9 minutes per contest. He’s a rangy, versatile defender, but isn’t a threat on offense.
8 thoughts on “Patrick McCaw Signs G League Deal”
I guess the Sixers are winning the title this year then.
3 different players now has turned down contracts to be on the bench for the warriors thinking they would have better opportunity on another team. All 3 players failed in getting a better opportunity with another team. 2 on G league teams and 1 sitting back end of the bench.
Who? Jordan Bell and Quinn Cook?
Wasn’t he mad the team brought in Nick Young instead of giving those Minutes to him?
Instead of competing for those Minutes behind Klay, he pouted his way out of town. Bad career decision on his part.
I remember when he was with the Warriors, Vince Carter undercut him with a push as he went in for a layup or a dunk and he landed on his neck/head. It was one of the dirtiest, most dangerous plays I have ever seen. It could have ended more than his career (such that it is). It still bothers me that the great Vince Carter gets lionized as some perfect citizen and that McCaw’s teammates did not stick up for him. That undercut should have started fight.
Kind of hard to get up the energy to fight a guy who is agonized and regretful, standing right there hoping that the guy he hit is okay. Carter was visibly sick about it.
Everyone was scared for McCaw, and focusing on hoping that he was not seriously injured.
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Patrick McCaw some say he’s the next bird
I remember Andre Igudala saying he was training his replacement Pat must have thought training was over. He’s not played a significant role anywhere he’s been. Didn’t even get a better offer after he refused to come back or even talk to the warriors. Very sad how his career has turned out.