Warriors unlikely to match offer for RFA McCaw

Warriors unlikely to match offer for RFA McCaw

Warriors unlikely to match offer for RFA McCaw

Which brings us to the curious case of Patrick McCaw. Will the Warriors match?

Patrick McCaw finally received an offer sheet above the two-years, $5.2 million that the Warriors offered earlier this season. He was traded to the Warriors on draft night and played in 128 regular games (30 starts) over two seasons with Golden State, averaging 4.0 points in 15.9 minutes per game.

They shouldn't match, according to a second source. According to ESPN, it is a non-guaranteed, two-year deal for a total of $6 million.

Not only would the Warriors pay McCaw's $3 million salary, but the luxury tax payments could have the Warriors paying up to $14 million more just by bringing him back.

But McCaw and the Warriors also do not appear to be on the best of terms, as the team's owner, Joe Lacob, said this about the McCaw situation, per Mark Medina of The Mercury News.

Given the many injuries the Cleveland Cavaliers are now dealing with, McCaw may be just a short-term solution. A championship team might as well stick with players who definitely want to be there. Unless the Warriors decide to renounce his rights, he remains a restricted free agent and would again carry the same status next offseason.

Pairing him alongside Collin Sexton, Rodney Hood, and Tristan Thompson could possibly be a solid nucleus to build around.

Related news