Warriors

Warriors

Patrick McCaw was selected in the second round -- 38th overall -- in last month's NBA Draft.

According to Warriors executive board member, Jerry West, McCaw should not have slipped that far.

"People are gonna be sorry they didn't draft him," West told KNBR 680 recently.

McCaw declared after two years at UNLV. As a sophomore, he averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.9 steals per game, while shooting just under 37 percent from deep.

The Warriors did not enter the draft with a second-round pick, but they paid Milwaukee $2.4 million for the rights to McCaw.

“We expect him to be on the team,” Warriors GM Bob Myers said of McCaw soon after acquiring him. “We expect him to sign a contract with us, and I think that’s what we’ll end up doing. And we have good expectations for him."

McCaw officially inked a deal with Golden State on July 6. He will reportedly make $543,471 next season and $905,249 in 2017-18.

"He’s a guy that we had at even higher than 30 on our board," Myers added.

Through three Summer League games so far, McCaw is averaging 12.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals.

He is shooting 44 percent from the field and 29 percent (5-for-17) from distance.

"He's got a gift to play the game," West declared. "He can really pass the ball, and he's a creative passer. And he can defend."