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.
Steve Kerr said there’s no resolution yet with Patrick McCaw. But as of now, he hasn’t cited it as a concern
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) September 26, 2018