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Raptors’ Patrick McCaw has no regrets of how he handled this season after impasse with Warriors

Patrick McCaw

Toronto Raptors’ reserve guard Patrick McCaw will face his former team, the Golden State Warriors, in the NBA Finals. The two-time defending champions offered him a two-year, $5 million deal last summer, but he chose to walk away as he looked for a more lucrative deal.

Almost a year later, McCaw was asked whether or not he has regrets about leaving a championship team like the Warriors. The 23-year-old guard said no without any hesitation.

McCaw signed a two-year offer sheet from the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, but his stint in Ohio didn’t last long. He was waived by the Cavs in January. McCaw then signed a one-year, $786,000 deal with the Raptors.

But whatever momentum he had following a championship season with the Warriors last year was all gone. McCaw has played 17.7 minutes this season, averaging 1.7 points on 22 percent shooting. He’s seen very little action in the playoffs as well.

Still, McCaw continues to believe in himself and what he can do on the basketball court. He keeps himself 100 percent ready just in case Raptors head coach Nick Nurse decides to call his number. McCaw still believes that he will be given an opportunity to contribute in the Finals.

It has been one heck of a season for Patrick McCaw. He left a legitimate dynasty to join one of the worst teams in the league. But with a little bit of luck, he still ended up with the team that’s on its way to the Finals.

Game 1 of the Raptors-Warriors series will be on Thursday.