Raptors’ Danny Green claims Patrick McCaw is a ‘good luck charm’
Interestingly enough, McCaw’s 2018-19 season began at the totally opposite end of the spectrum. McCaw was a restricted free agent in the summer of 2018, but the Warriors elected not to match the two-year, $6 million option put forward to him by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
As such, McCaw went from being on the very best team in the league to playing for one of the worst teams in the NBA. Only, he hardly played in Cleveland at all.
McCaw would make just three appearances for the Cavs before getting waived. Luckily for McCaw, he was subsequently picked up by the Raptors, who signed him on a one-year minimum deal shortly after he had been waived by Cleveland.
In 26 games with the Raptors, McCaw averaged just over two points per game, though he did provide some key minutes and added versatility.
McCaw actually saw limited minutes against his old team in the NBA Finals as well, drilling a three-pointer in Game 1 en route to his third straight championship ring.
He may not have made the largest of contributions, but McCaw seems to have the magic touch according to teammate Danny Green.
Danny Green on 3-time NBA champion Pat McCaw: "If anybody's looking for a good luck charm, he's the guy to sign, I'd say.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) June 16, 2019
Both Green and McCaw will be free agents this summer, though Green seems the likelier candidate to return to Toronto. That said, the Raptors may elect to bring McCaw back on another low-level deal if they strike out on Green, Kawhi Leonard or Marc Gasol.