Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry address Patrick McCaw’s signed offer sheet with Cavs
One of the weirdest restricted free agencies in recent memory is nearing its conclusion, as Patrick McCaw has signed an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Saturday morning, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and point guard Stephen Curry had their first chance to speak about McCaw’s signed offer sheet with the Cavs and both men are surprised it got to this point.
After turning down a $1.7 million qualifying offer and a two-year, $5.2 million contract from the Warriors, Patrick McCaw reportedly ignored several of his veteran teammates on Golden State who reached out to him during his holdout. McCaw wasn’t with the team on opening night when they got their 2018 championship rings.
The Warriors have received the Patrick McCaw offer sheet. The team has 48 hours to match the offer or let McCaw walk. Steve Kerr says he was hoping the combo guard was going to be part of the rotation this season, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen:
Warriors have received the Patrick McCaw offer sheet, remains unlikely they match. Here’s Steve Kerr on the situation. pic.twitter.com/IuKJkqnpe8
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 29, 2018
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry says this industry is very unpredictable and that he hasn’t had much contact with McCaw. The two-time league MVP did say he hopes McCaw is happy and healthy wherever he ends up playing this season:
Stephen Curry on the turn of events with Patrick McCaw. Steph conceded he hadn’t talked with him that much during free agency pic.twitter.com/YxyKEOeLmL
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 29, 2018
McCaw averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game last season with Golden State while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 23.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.