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NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors guard Patrick McCaw re-signs with Raptors

NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors guard Patrick McCaw re-signs with Raptors

Patrick McCaw is staying north of the border.

The former Warriors guard re-signed with the Toronto Raptors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reported through a source on Monday.

Golden State paid Milwaukee $2.4 million for McCaw's draft rights in 2016. As a rookie, he appeared in 71 games (20 starts) and seemed destined to be a major part of the franchise for years to come.

But after a rocky second season, McCaw refused to sign a contract in restricted free agency and essentially forced his way out of Golden State when he agreed to terms with the Cavaliers in late December.

Cleveland waived him soon thereafter and he eventually signed with Toronto.

"I was in such a self-centered, self-absorbed state where I just wanted to transition into something different," McCaw explained to NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock in late May. "Thinking back on it, I can't even try to think like that no more.

"Where I'm at now, I probably would've done it a little differently. Being in the headspace I am now, I would have already signed in the summer. I wouldn't say there's regret. I'm still alive, I'm still breathing.

"I still get that opportunity to play, and who knows if it's back in Golden State, if it's back in Toronto, anything could possibly transpire."

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We now know there won't be a reunion with the Dubs this summer.

In 26 games with the Raptors, the 23-year-old averaged 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.8 steals in 13.2 minutes per contest.

With Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green signing elsewhere in free agency, perhaps McCaw will have the opportunity to carve out a bigger role.

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Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

Trae Young says he'll catch Steph Curry as NBA's best shooter in 1 year

In light of the coronavirus outbreak putting all American sports on an indefinite pause, hot takes have become the topic du jour for fans relegated to their homes.

While joining “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was pressed on the many comparisons the young point guard draws to Warriors star Steph Curry.

On the subject of taking over Curry’s title as the NBA’s most feared shooter, Young doesn’t think it will be long before he overtakes Steph.

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It’s hard to take any stock in this statement given how much Shaq pressed the 21-year-old to answer.

But Young’s talent is unmistakable, and there’s a chance we’ll see Young resetting the record books one day the way Curry has throughout his 11 years in the NBA.

A year though? I’d imagine Curry and his teammates would disagree with that timeline.

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Why Steph Curry's NBA parallel might be ex-Warriors exec Jerry West

Steph Curry forever has altered the game of basketball during his 11 seasons with the Warriors.

Shattering record after record, Curry became the face of the NBA’s evolution toward emphasizing the 3-pointer.

His unique qualities make him a difficult player to compare, but one that makes some sense is Hall of Famer Jerry West.

“With impact and accolades in the mix,” Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley writes. “Then “The Logo” Jerry West looks like the answer. Maybe that's why the basketball gods brought them together when West served as a consultant for Curry's Warriors for six seasons.

“It's not a perfect comparison -- Curry was a better dribbler, West a superior stopper who played without the 3-point line (added in 1979-80) -- but the 6'3" Curry and 6'2" West found their spots on the game's all-time hierarchy in similar ways.”

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West was an integral part of Golden State’s dynastic run through the 2010s, providing a sage voice for a front office unfamiliar with success.

What a sight it would have been to actually see those two line up across from each other in an NBA game.