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Patrick McCaw thinks he’s still an underdog despite championship experience

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Despite winning a championship in his first season in the NBA, and being a consistent part of his team’s rotation, Patrick McCaw still feels that he has a lot to prove, starting in the ongoing Summer League for the Golden State Warriors.

The 21-year-old UNLV product recently admitted, via Conor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, that he thinks he is still an underdog, as the top picks of this year’s draft has received the most attention from scouts and members of the media.

However, he added that he knows his growth as a player, which will help him perform better in the coming years.

“I feel like I’m still the underdog. Coming out to Summer League, everyone’s talking about all these top picks and all that. I got a year under my belt. I’ve grown as a basketball player.”

In his rookie year, McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in only 15.1 minutes per game. Despite the low production, he has been an energy guy off the bench for Steve Kerr.

With a championship season’s worth of wisdom and a better understanding of the team’s system, McCaw certainly has something unique compared to his fellow youngsters that he can build on to become a fixture in the Bay Area for years to come.