Greeget.com. Patrick McCaw, Three Career Season, Three NBA Final Entry. The NBA finals that bring together the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors will be the final NBA 2018-2019 treats.
The long league trip that has been rolling since October will meet the end in just seven matches, maximum. The first game of this series will begin on May 30, 2019, local time, with the Raptors gaining the advantage of a home match.
Before discussing more in the numbers of the two teams, a number of sundries that were present at the final were also awaited. One of them is the presence of one figure of the Raptors player who last season also advanced to the final. The difference is, last season, he still used the Warriors uniform. Yes, the player is Patrick McCaw.
His name may not be as attractive as other All-Star caliber stars present in this party. However, Patrick actually incised quite extraordinary records. Entering the NBA in the 2016 NBA Draft as number 38 choice by the Milwaukee Bucks, Patrick was immediately exchanged for the Warriors in exchange for a sum of money.
Interestingly, since his first season, Patrick always appeared in the final. Although he was sent to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the middle of the season, Patrick actually took an important role in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. He was recorded as three main players in this phase replacing Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant when injured.
One of the best games of the season took place in the regional finals when against the San Antonio Spurs. Appearing on the bench, he packed 18 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in the second game. The record makes him the first rookie to be able to pack at least 18 points in the playoff game from the bench since James Harden did it in 2010.
Unfortunately, last season, he suffered a severe injury when facing the Sacramento Kings. When doing a layup in front of Vince Carter, he failed to land perfectly. He left the field with a stretcher. The 23-year-old player returned to playing in the final of the Territory last season against the Houston Rockets. Patrick then got his second championship ring in two seasons.
In the season break, his status as a restricted free agent makes him entitled to negotiate with other teams. The team that was interested in him was the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers offer was not matched by the Warriors, and Patrick crossed the 2016 NBA championship team. However, Patrick only had three games with the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers released him and he then joined the Raptors in January.
In the regular season, Patrick appeared with Raptors in 26 games with one starter. In the process, he only played 13.2 minutes on average and contributed 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. The minutes of play are the fewest in his career, so are the statistics.
Patrick is most likely not going to get more play in the final later. For just seven Raptors playoff games this season, he only played a total of 36 minutes. However, Patrick’s presence might help the Raptors to find out the details of the game or the habits of the Warriors players.
If later the Raptors succeed in winning, Patrick will enter the elite list as a player who is able to win in two consecutive seasons with two different teams. In NBA history, only a handful of people were able to do the same. The Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, was one of them when he won in 1998 with the Chicago Bulls and then a season with Spurs.