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 Raptors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reported 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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