The Golden State Warriors still have one restricted free agent from this past summer’s class that needs to make a decision on what their future will hold and it appears as though the franchise is not budging from the stance they took this past July through the start of training camp when it comes to their intentions for veteran wing Patrick McCaw.
While there has been little news on that front for quite some time, McCaw refused the offer which was made by the Warriors over the summer and was never extended an offer sheet by another franchise, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical provided some fresh intel on the situation in a report which was circulated on Thursday as sources have informed him that the defending champions still intend to match any offer sheet which McCaw may receive from another team, if any offer is made.
Although there is interest from rivals in poaching away the versatile 6-foot-7 guard, teams have received word of the Warriors’ intentions and remain hesitant to submit an offer sheet, sources said.
The Warriors can match any offer sheet McCaw receives from another team.
McCaw, who has been working out on his own in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, is reportedly in good shape and should be ready to jump back into action whenever he makes a final decision on whether he will sign with the Warriors or continue to wait out for another team to make him an offer which, as Haynes reports will be matched by the champions.
This standoff has gone on for quite some time and while Golden State clearly still values what McCaw brings to the table for their team it appears as though they are content with not budging from their stance and waiting to see if another team will extend him an offer which they can then match and retain the skilled two-way player.