We could be heading towards some resolution in the case of Patrick McCaw. The Golden State Warriors extended the qualifying offer to the third-year wing before the season began, and that deal (one-year, $1.7 million) expires tonight. If the deal expires, the Warriors can lower their offer to the minimum (one-year, $1.5 million), but McCaw would remain a restricted free agent.
But apparently both sides are considering more. According to Logan Murdock of The Mercury News, the Warriors have a two-year, $4 million contract on the table for McCaw. The versatile 22-year old is considering accepting the offer.
Warriors' forward Patrick McCaw is currently mulling over a 2 year, $4 million offer from the team, according to sources. https://t.co/P334Ie1VyR— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 1, 2018
This seems like as good of a deal as McCaw will get. It’s hard to imagine another team offering him more, so continuing to test the waters of restricted free agency won’t do much. According to Murdock, McCaw is intent on hitting unrestricted free agency, but he won’t be able to do that for two years, anyway - this contract will give him the security to get there, and then let him test the waters.
We’ll let you know if this contract situation gets resolved sometime soon.