Patrick Andrew McCaw

Patrick Andrew McCaw: Guard

Fun Fact:

McCaw became the first rookie in the NBA with at least 18 points off the bench in a playoff game since James Harden in 2010, and the first Warriors rookie to do so since Robert Parish in 1977.

Bio:

Patrick McCaw, born on October 25th, 1995, in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended Christian Brother College High School. However, McCaw transferred to Montrose Christian School in his senior year, playing for their basketball team, where he averaged 13 points per game and led them to a 20-5 record and the National Christian School Athletic Association Division I title. For his college career, McCaw was acquired by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where over the span of two seasons he averaged 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists. He beat his record during his sophomore year where he recorded an average of 14.7 points, 5.2 rebound, 3.9 assists, and 2.45 steals, which was deemed the second most steal in the nation. McCaw also earned second-team all-conference honors in the Mountain West Conference, where he was named to their all-defensive team. In April of 2016, the Missouri born player entered the NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks, but was subsequently traded to the Golden State Warriors. Patrick McCaw made his debut for the Warriors in their season opener in October, 2016 in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. In nine minutes off the bench, he recorded two points, two assists, one steal and one block. On December 8, 2016, he scored a then-career-high 10 points, all in the first half of the Warriors’ 106–99 win over the Utah Jazz. On February 13, 2017, in a game facing the Denver Nuggets, McCaw made his second start in place of Thompson and went on to score a career-high 19 points. In his first career playoff start in Game 2, against the Portland Trailblazers, of the first round on April 19, McCaw finished with nine points, five rebounds, one block, one steal, and an overall plus-27. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, McCaw had 18 points, five assists, three rebounds, and three steals off the bench to help the Warriors win 136–100. McCaw helped the Warriors as they went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals. In a November game in 2017, McCaw, starting in place of an injured Stephen Curry, where he scored a season-best of 16 points with career highs of seven assists and four steals against the Sacramento Kings. Unfortunately, on March 31st, 2018, Patrick McCaw suffered an almost career-ending injury to his lumbar bone, after he was undercut by Vince Carter from the Sacramento Kings. After determining the injury was a bruised lumbar bone, McCaw returned during Game 6 of the Western Conference against the Houston Rockets. In Game 7, the Warriors became the reigning champions of the NBA Finals, after which Patrick McCaw became a restricted free agent. In 2018-19, after remaining on the free agent market for nearly six months, McCaw signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 30, 2018, where he only appeared in three games. After being waived by the Cavaliers, he signed with the Toronto Raptors in January of 2019, where he was part of their championship win, making it McCaw’s third championship. McCaw became the third player ever to win titles in three consecutive seasons with different teams, and became the first player to win three consecutive NBA titles since Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant when they led the Los Angeles Laker to three straight wins from 2000-2002. Due to an arthroscopic surgery to his left knee in November, the player was sidelined for approximately four weeks. Patrick McCaw still holds an average of 6.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season, and can definitely use his time on the Raptors to truly prove his attainment of three championship titles, ultimately proving his skill with game time that he otherwise lacked on the Warriors and Cavaliers.