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The Warriors wanted Patrick McCaw to be part of their present and future. But he had other plans.
Already at the end of December, the guard had a desire to leave the Golden State when the dubs refused to comply with the bid form he had signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavs renounced him before his contract was guaranteed for the remainder of the season and McCaw eventually signed with the Toronto Raptors.
I assume Patrick McCaw asked the Cavs to raise the original non-warranty to $ 3 million, just so the Warriors would not. & # 39; It did not fit, and he knew that Cleveland would give it up before the $ 3 million was guaranteed. He just wanted to be an unrestricted free agent … Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) January 6, 2019
And now his opponent in the NBA final, "I know, it's an incredible feeling," McCaw told Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun after the Raptors had defeated the Bucks in the final of the Eastern Conference on Saturday night. "The chances, you know, right? Just everything that I've been through all year. People trying to figure out what's wrong with me.
"So it's unbelievable to know that I'm allowed to play against my former team in the NBA final, you can not write that, so I'm ready." 19659003] As a rookie dub, McCaw scored an average of 4.0 points per contest in 71 games (20 starts), earning 18 points, five assists and three rebounds and three steals in Game 2 of the Western Conference's Final against the Spurs. In Game 5 of the NBA Final against the Cavs, he made some big buckets at the end of the third quarter.
It seemed like Golden State had found a steal in a second round that would be eligible for the franchise. But in the second year, things went south, and McCaw wanted a fresh start elsewhere.
My teammates, the coaches, there was nothing really … I did not notice anything that I did not want to go back, "he told The Athletic on Dec. 31. I think it was time for me to find a new chance in myself ,
"Nothing against Golden State, front office, coaches, players, the environment, it had nothing to do with it, I just wanted to go on."
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In the Eastern Conference playoffs Pat McCaw scored a total of 2 points in 36 minutes. It would be wild if he suddenly would play a bigger role against his former team https://t.co/3fg1xaC48e[19459007<-DrewShiller(@DrewShiller) May 26, 2019
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