REPORT: Warriors’ Patrick McCaw cleared for on-court activities, travel
The Golden State Warriors have won six of their seven games here in the 2018 postseason, and the last victory coincided with the return of superstar guard Stephen Curry. While Curry was spectacular in his return, putting up 28 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench, Golden State is still missing backup point guard Patrick McCaw.
As most will remember, McCaw suffered the scariest of falls in an early April game against the Sacramento Kings when he was accidentally undercut by Kings guard Vince Carter. McCaw was stretchered off the floor in serious pain and was immediately transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.
Vince Carter undercuts Patrick McCaw who hits the floor hard, Steve Kerr is upset at Vince, Vince is distraught pic.twitter.com/7GQE6kHSqo
— Born Salty (@cjzero) April 1, 2018
Back on April 5th, the Warriors said they would evaluate McCaw in four weeks, and it’s now been just over one month since the incident. According to Warriors sideline reporter Keith Burke, McCaw has actually been cleared to resume on-court activities and has even begun traveling with the team, including the road Game 3 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Just noticed Pat McCaw is on the Warriors bench in a clean suit next to Damian Jones. So good to see Pat traveling with the team. He's been cleared for on-court activites and drills.
— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) May 5, 2018
In his second season with the defending NBA Champions, McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in just 16.9 minutes per game. He had a bit of a rough go-around in his sophomore campaign, suffering a fractured wrist in February as well as this back injury as well. There’s no word yet on his availability to return anytime soon, but he may be able to return this postseason.