Patrick McCaw available to play for Raptors vs. Nets
The newest member of the Toronto Raptors, combo guard Patrick McCaw, is available to play on Friday against the Brooklyn Nets.
Patrick McCaw officially signed with the Raptors on Thursday.
McCaw available to play tonight.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) January 11, 2019
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that McCaw has had a strange couple of months. The 23-year-old reportedly declined multiple offers from the Golden State Warriors and ignored phone calls and messages from players over the summer.
McCaw, who was a restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a deal the Warriors decided not to match. The Cavs then waived the three-year veteran after he appeared in just three games, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The Raptors signed McCaw to a deal worth under $800,000. The shooting guard has career averages of 3.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 131 NBA games while shooting 41.8 percent from the field, 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free-throw line.
We’ll see how much playing time McCaw gets with the Raptors, who have the best record in the NBA. McCaw won two championships with the Warriors and probably would have won a third if he stayed in Golden State. Now, he has to hope Toronto can get to the NBA Finals out of the East so he can win his third straight ring since entering the NBA.