The Toronto Raptors signed third-year veteran Patrick McCaw to a one-year deal. What does the former Golden State Warrior bring to the table?
At this point in the season, it’s hard to sign a difference maker. Teams are capped out, and nearly everyone has been added to a roster. That’s why the Toronto Raptors reported signing of third-year veteran Patrick McCaw is such a coup.
There’s no guarantee McCaw will make a difference for Toronto. McCaw appeared in only 57 games for the Golden State Warriors last season. During the playoffs, he only played 17 minutes. Yet, despite his lack of playing time, Golden State offered McCaw a $5.2 million extension this summer.
McCaw turned down the Warriors offer, hoping to find a home where he could receive consistent playing time. In one of the most bizarre restricted free-agent situations in recent memory, he remained on the market until December when Cleveland signed him to a non-guaranteed two-year $6 million contract.
The Warriors planned on matching any offer McCaw received. However, with a cost north of $11.3 million due to luxury-tax implications, the price-tag ultimately became too much. McCaw’s time in Cleveland was incredibly short, and after three games, McCaw was released.
Once McCaw cleared waivers, he became an unrestricted free agent, available to all 30 teams. He had more than a couple of suitors but ultimately chose to sign with the Raptors for a one-year veteran’s minimum contract.
McCaw is a veteran guard who’s played on a championship team. What does he bring to the Raptors? Here’s the full scouting report.