Warriors still hope to re-sign Pat McCaw

The saga with Patrick McCaw continues, but the Golden State Warriors appear unfazed.

On Monday, the qualifying offer that the team had extended to the third-year wing expired, unsigned. Then it was reported that McCaw was considering a two-year deal that the Warriors had put on the table. And then it came out that McCaw would reject the Warriors offer, which turned out to be a two-year, $5.2 million deal with a non-guaranteed second year.

With that news out, it started to seem unlikely that McCaw would be returning to the Warriors. Anthony Slater even reported that the locker room had noticed what was going on, suggesting that perhaps this was impacting the team.

But the Warriors aren’t going away that easily. According to Mark Medina, the team still has their sights set on keeping McCaw around for the coming season.

If the Warriors want McCaw, there’s not much the 22-year old can do about it. Golden State retains McCaw’s right of first refusal, meaning he is a restricted free agent, and the Warriors can match any offer another team gives him.

It’s also unclear what McCaw wants, though it would certainly seem like a guaranteed second year may be the contract hold up that he is seeking resolution for.

 

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