Ex-Warrior Pat McCaw leaves NBA bubble due to benign mass on left knee


It appears former Warriors guard Pat McCaw might not play again this season.

The No. 38 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is leaving the NBA's Orlando bubble because of a benign mass on the back of his left knee, the Toronto Raptors announced Friday.

"He will visit Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to determine a course of action," the team said in a statement. "McCaw saw Williams for the same condition in November.

"A timetable for McCaw’s return has not been established, and an update on his status will be provided when appropriate."

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McCaw missed 18 games at the beginning of the season after undergoing surgery to have the mass removed.

In 37 games (12 starts) this year, he averaged 4.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals over 24.5 minutes. He shot 41.4 percent overall and 32.4 percent from 3-point range.

McCaw -- who signed a two-year contract last summer worth $8 million guaranteed -- left the Warriors in December 2018 in somewhat dramatic fashion.

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After refusing to report to training camp and holding out for months, he eventually signed an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers. McCaw was waived before his contract became fully guaranteed, and signed with the Raptors shortly thereafter.

The 24-year-old won NBA titles with Golden State in 2017 and 2018, and Toronto last season.

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