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Patrick McCaw likely to concede, sign qualifying offer before deadline

Patrick McCaw, Warriors

Patrick McCaw’s impending qualifying offer has proven one last screw to adjust before the Golden State Warriors start training camp. The two-year forward has had $1.7 million sitting on the table for roughly two months now, likely still unhappy that his deal isn’t as beefy as he once thought he could get.

McCaw has until Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. to accept the offer before it goes away, but it’s a move that will likely happen regardless, due to his little leverage on the matter.

The UNLV product is likely to concede and take the deal, given the competition that will be heading into camp for the second two-way spot, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

“The most likely result remains McCaw’s eventual concession. A similar situation happened with center Alex Len in Phoenix last summer. He didn’t love his $4.2 million qualifying offer. He dragged the process deep into the summer. He finally accepted it on Sept. 21, right before camp.”

McCaw’s production does little to merit more than the offer, and while he did shine through a few games in his rookie season, he lost his confidence, and along with it, his shot — making him one less shooter the Warriors can depend on.

If signed, the 6-foot-7 guard/forward will enter camp as the 15th man, and will see minutes reflecting that, buried in the depth chart behind the likes of Quinn Cook, Shaun Livingston, and rookie Jacob Evans.