Raptors news: Patrick McCaw out with a sprained thumb for at least three weeks
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Patrick McCaw out with a sprained thumb for at least three weeks

Raptors, Patrick McCaw

The Toronto Raptors announced on Saturday small forward Patrick McCaw is out with a sprained right thumb.

McCaw will wear a splint for approximately three weeks.

McCaw signed with the Raptors on Jan. 10. The swingman has appeared in 26 games with Toronto and is averaging 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free-throw line.

McCaw is only playing roughly 13 minutes per game with the Raptors, so this isn’t that big of a loss for Toronto, who has the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 53-23 entering Saturday.

McCaw’s 2018-19 season has been a whirlwind. He didn’t want to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors and reportedly ignored teammates who were trying to get in contact with him. The 23-year-old signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 30, but was waived by the Cavs on Jan. 7.

The Warriors felt the Cavs helped McCaw become an unrestricted free agent and asked the NBA to look into it.

The Raptors are in Chicago to take on the lowly Bulls on Saturday. They have five games left in the regular season after today.