Patrick McCaw expected to get huge minutes boost with Raptors
Patrick McCaw is set to get a massive minutes boost with the Toronto Raptors next season.
The 23-year-old guard played a limited role for the Raptors last season, but head coach Nick Nurse hinted that things may change for him this 2019-20 campaign. Per Mike Ganter of Post Media News (via The Telegram), Nurse said that Mccaw is one of eight guys who could find himself starting for Toronto.
“I mean listen, he plays, he’s got speed, guys love playing with him, he can direct-line drive it,” Nick Nurse explained. “His shooting looks like it has improved a lot, but you never really know until the lights come on with that stuff. To me, I feel good about throwing him out there as a starter so that’s a pretty high spot for him to be in.”
McCaw re-signed with the Raptors on a two-year, $8 million deal. He was part of the team’s 2019 championship squad, though he played in only 11 postseason games out of 24.
Surprisingly, that marks three straight titles for McCaw to start his career — winning twice with the Golden State Warriors and once with the Raptors.
McCaw has career averages of 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists. In 26 regular season games for Toronto last year, he put up 2.7 points, 1.7 rebonds and 1.0 assist across 13.2 minutes per contest.