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Patrick McCaw expected to re-sign with Warriors

Patrick McCaw, Warriors

Young guard/forward Patrick McCaw is expected to remain with the Golden State Warriors after the team extended a one-year, $1.74 million qualifying offer his way earlier this summer, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

McCaw infamously negotiated a price for his jersey No. 0, which new addition DeMarcus Cousins was set on wearing this season.

The UNLV product is expected to wear a different number, but the logo will be the same, as he will enter his third year with the organization after the Warriors front office bought his rights from the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016.

McCaw has proven a lengthy and able defender but has been in-and-out of shooting struggles throughout his first two seasons, raising some questions regarding his progress as an overall prospect.

Head coach Steve Kerr has been known to value a player’s familiarity with the system, as the Warriors kept free agent center Kevon Looney, and will set their eyes on retaining Jordan Bell soon if he continues to progress like he did in his rookie season.

The 6-foot-7 McCaw will be the last player in the roster, after the additions of Jonas Jerebko and Danuel House — giving the team plenty of versatile wings that can defend and shoot the long ball.