Warriors coach Steve Kerr not surprised Patrick McCaw wound up with Raptors
Patrick McCaw will reportedly sign with the Toronto Raptors, and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr isn’t surprised his former guard found a new home:
Steve Kerr on whether he was surprised Patrick McCaw resurfaced with Toronto: “Not really. He’s a very good NBA player.”
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 10, 2019
McCaw signed a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 30, but then the Cavs waived him on Jan. 6, making McCaw an unrestricted free agent instead of a restricted free agent.
The 23-year-old cleared waivers and will reportedly join the Raptors for a deal worth $786,000.
Patrick McCaw appeared in 57 games with the Warriors last season. He averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest while shooting 40.9 percent from the floor, 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.
McCaw apparently didn’t want to play for Golden State anymore. He reportedly declined two offers from the team in the offseason and ignored phone calls and text messages from teammates.
A viral photo surfaced on opening night showing McCaw shooting in a St. Louis high school gym while the Warriors were getting their 2018 championship rings. It’s one of the strangest sagas in recent memory and is not over yet, as the NBA is investigating whether or not the Cavs and McCaw had a deal set up that would help the guard become an unrestricted free agent.