Raptors’ Patrick McCaw had a feeling he was done with Warriors right after 2018 NBA Finals
It has certainly been a roller-coaster ride for Toronto Raptors swingman Patrick McCaw during his three-year-old NBA career.
The 23-year-old recently opened up about his time with the Golden State Warriors. Specifically, after the team had won last season’s NBA title against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his mind, McCaw had a feeling that following the Dubs’ four-game sweep of LeBron James and the Cavs, he had likely played his final game for the Warriors:
“There were just so many different emotions and thoughts going through my head, and I really couldn’t explain it,” McCaw told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “But I couldn’t do anything but cry because I know what I’ve been through and what I faced and how hard it was for me to deal with that. I had a potentially career-ending injury that luckily, by the grace of God, it didn’t happen.”
McCaw suffered a scary back injury toward the end of the 2017-18 season — one that could have very easily caused an early end to his promising career. The 6-foot-7 wing was able to come back, but he didn’t make much of an impact as the Warriors won another title.
McCaw didn’t return to Golden State despite several contract offers, and he eventually found his way to the Raptors in January of this year after a brief stint with the Cavs. His impact with Toronto has been minimal, to say the least, averaging just 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 26 appearances.