Steve Kerr provides update on Patrick McCaw’s contract status

Everyone knows the starting lineup of the Golden State Warriors contains five All-Stars and looks to be one of the most dominant units in the NBA. But Steve Kerr also has to worry about creating a decent second unit to take some of the pressure off his starters. Patrick McCaw could be a member of Kerr’s bench, but there is still no update on McCaw’s status.

McCaw, 22, has yet to sign his $1.7 million qualifying offer with the Warriors and appears to be mulling his options despite training camp getting underway. The youngster faces an Oct. 1 deadline to take the qualifying offer before Golden State could pull it and keep him a restricted free agent.

The third-year guard from UNLV would be a welcome return to Kerr’s bench. McCaw’s stats don’t jump off the page, but his defensive versatility and his ability to provide depth off the bench made him a key rotational piece for Golden State the last two years.

Unfortunately, a devastating fall slowed McCaw down towards the end of last season. He barely played in the playoffs after appearing in 57 regular-season games.

There’s no guarantee McCaw comes back to the Warriors, but Kerr is clearly not concerned. If a better offer was already on the table, McCaw may have already taken it. Additionally, if McCaw’s fallback plan is to sign with a team that is the odds-on favorite to win a third straight championship, he’s in an enviable position.

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