Patrick McCaw has avoided communication with Warriors teammates
The Patrick McCaw situation with the Golden State Warriors keeps getting stranger. With the regular season starting next week, McCaw is still a restricted free agent after turning down a $1.7 million qualifying offer and a two-year, $5.2 million contract from the Warriors.
Now, a report from Marcus Thompson of The Athletic states that McCaw is ignoring several of his veteran teammates on the Warriors who have reached out to him during his holdout.
“A few Warriors players talked to him before camp, advising him on what to do. But as his holdout has continued, he has not responded to several players checking in on him. Veterans, champions—the kind of men Patrick McCaw should be listening to—are being shut out.
‘You can’t do this after two years,’ one player said. ‘You’ve got to get the clout first. He doesn’t have the leverage. There has to be something else going on. Has to be. I hope he’s all right.’ “
In 57 regular season games last year for the Warriors, Patrick McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 23.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line. The 22-year-old shooting guard suffered a gruesome back injury and missed a bevy of games as a result.
As a restricted free agent, Golden State can match any offer sheet Patrick McCaw signs with another team. As of now, no other clubs have shown interest in him.