Warriors talent Pat McCaw to be activated for Game 6
It appears the Golden State Warriors are going to get a little extra depth on their bench for Game 6, with Pat McCaw expected to be activated.
The Golden State Warriors are planning to activate Pat McCaw for Game 6 tonight against Houston, league sources tell Yahoo. McCaw is expected to be in uniform for first time since scary injury on March 31.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 26, 2018
This will be the first time that McCaw has been active since he took a horrible fall in a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 31st and he was diagnosed with a lumbosacral bone bruise.
McCaw was driving the baseline going up for a layup when he was undercut inadvertently by Vince Carter. He was on the floor in pain before he was stretched off the court.
There was some question after the play if Carter did the play on purpose, but even members of the Warriors team came to the future Hall of Famer’s defense.
“I know Vince’s spirit and his heart. I don’t believe it was intentional at all,” Durant said via ESPN. “It looked like he was just caught in the middle of the play and wanted to move out of the way, but Pat was coming so fast. It was just an unfortunate play. Nobody in our locker room thinks Vince did that on purpose.”
Getting Pat McCaw back is a big for a couple of reasons for the Warriors. Steve Kerr has had some issues with wing depth, and McCaw is a guy who can provide minutes off the bench.
If Andre Iguodala isn’t able to go in Game 6 it will be even more important, if McCaw is even able to give just a few minutes off the bench.