Patrick McCaw reminds Steve Kerr of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston
While most of the talk around the Golden State Warriors organization has been how their prized acquisition Kevin Durant would fit into their system, another newcomer has had just as much of a seamless fit.
“The young kid Patrick McCaw, who’s a second-round pick from Vegas, he’s picked up everything so easy,” head coach Steve Kerr said on KNBR‘s Tolbert & Lund on Friday. “He reminds me a lot of Andre (Iguodala) and Shaun Livingston, and not only with his build, but with his feel for the game.”
The 20-year-old was given plenty of run during the first five games of the preseason, and he’s shown his ability to score, make plays and has proved himself a good defender in this league in spite of his 185-pound frame.
McCaw was a lanky 6-foot-7 point guard both of his years at UNLV and was second in the nation in steals in his last college season. To him, it’s a big honor to have Kerr to liken his game to Livingston.
“Definitely I watch a lot of Shaun Livingston too, a big point guard who can make plays with the ball, can defend, and that’s just where I see my game going,” McCaw said at his introductory team press conference in June.
The rookie shined during the Las Vegas Summer League, posting averages of 15.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and two steals over 33.8 minutes per game.
In a more limited run, McCaw contributed 8.4 points, 2.1 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game in 20.1 minutes per game in seven preseason games. He’s made a case for minutes after showing what he can do while given time on the floor.