Patrick McCaw not in attendance for Warriors’ ring ceremony
The Golden State Warriors will receive their 2018 championship rings tonight when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena, and guard Patrick McCaw will not be in attendance, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
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. He has not been with the team.
Warriors restricted free agent Patrick McCaw will not attend tonight’s season-opener to receive his championship ring, a league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 17, 2018
McCaw is reportedly ignoring several of his veteran teammates on the Warriors who have reached out to him during his holdout. 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.
There has to be something going on with McCaw behind the scenes, right? This is a player who hasn’t accomplished anything significantly in the league on an individual level, and he’s turning down multiple offers from the best team in the league. This is a very strange saga.
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.