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Patrick McCaw
No. 0 – Golden State Warriors
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-10-25) October 25, 1995 (age 22)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school
College UNLV (2014–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Golden State Warriors
2016–2017 Santa Cruz Warriors
Career highlights and awards

Patrick Andrew McCaw (born October 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels.[1] McCaw won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in his rookie season in 2017.

High school career[edit]

McCaw initially attended Christian Brothers College High School but transferred to Montrose Christian School as a senior, where he averaged 13 points per game and led the team to a 20–5 record and the National Christian School Athletic Association Division I title.[1] After he graduated, he was ranked as the 38th best shooting guard in the country.[1][2]

College career[edit]

McCaw attended UNLV where, in two seasons, he averaged 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 31.7 minutes in 65 games. In his sophomore season, he played 33 games and averaged 14.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.45 steals in 33.7 minutes, having the second most steals in the nation. He was named to the Second Team All-Mountain West Conference and the Mountain West All-Defensive Team.[1][3]

On April 4, 2016, McCaw declared for the NBA draft.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Golden State Warriors (2016–present)[edit]

On June 23, 2016, McCaw was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 38th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Golden State Warriors on draft night for cash considerations.[3] Warriors executive board member, Jerry West, felt McCaw should not have slipped that far, saying "People are gonna be sorry they didn't draft him."[5] On July 6, 2016, he signed with the Warriors and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[6]

McCaw made his debut for the Warriors in their season opener on October 25, 2016 against the San Antonio Spurs. In nine minutes off the bench, he recorded two points, two assists, one steal and one block in a 129–100 loss.[7] 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.[8] On December 29, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State's D-League affiliate.[9] The next day, he was recalled by Golden State.[10] On January 10, 2017, he made his first career start in place of an ill Klay Thompson, contributing one three-pointer in a 107–95 win over the Miami Heat.[11] He was reassigned to Santa Cruz on January 13,[12] and was recalled the next day.[13] On February 13, 2017, McCaw made another start in place of Thompson and went on to score a career-high 19 points in a 132–110 loss to the Denver Nuggets.[14] With starting forward Kevin Durant injuring his knee on February 28, McCaw started in place of Durant in most games.[15]

McCaw made his first career playoff start in Game 2 of the first round on April 19 in place of injured Durant in which the Warriors won 110–81 over the Portland Trail Blazers. He finished with nine points, five rebounds, one block, one steal, and an overall plus-27.[16] McCaw started in place of Durant again in Game 3, contributing eight points, five rebounds, five assists, one block, and three steals in a 119–113 comeback win in Portland.[17] 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 was 6-for-8 from the field, including 3-for-4 on three-pointers.[18] 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.[19] McCaw started again in Game 4, finishing with six points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, and a plus-12 in a 129–115 win over the Spurs.[20] The Warriors went on to win the 2017 NBA Championship after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the NBA Finals. The Warriors finished the playoffs with a 16–1 record, the best postseason winning percentage in NBA history.[21]

On November 27, 2017, McCaw, starting in place of an injured Stephen Curry, scored a season-best 16 points with career highs of seven assists and four steals in a 110–106 loss to the Sacramento Kings.[22] On March 31, 2018, McCaw left late in the third quarter of the Warriors' 112–96 win over the Kings after a scary landing following an undercut by Vince Carter. He drove the baseline and went down with a thud with 41.8 seconds left in the quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. McCaw laid still and in agony for roughly 10 minutes before being stretched off and taken to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation.[23] The following day, he was released from hospital with a bruised lumbar spine.[24]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which McCaw won an NBA Championship

Regular season[edit]

2016–17 Golden State 71 20 15.1 .433 .333 .784 1.4 1.1 .5 .2 4.0
2017–18 Golden State 57 10 16.9 .409 .238 .765 1.4 1.4 .8 .2 4.0
Career 128 30 15.9 .421 .296 .775 1.4 1.2 .6 .2 4.0


2017 Golden State 15 3 12.1 .438 .348 .846 2.2 1.1 .6 .2 4.1
Career 15 3 12.1 .438 .348 .846 2.2 1.1 .6 .2 4.1

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Jeffery and Teresa McCaw and has five siblings.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Patrick McCaw Bio". Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pat McCaw recruiting profile". Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Warriors Select Vanderbilt Center Damian Jones With 30th Overall Pick in 2016 NBA Draft". June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Grimala, Mike (April 4, 2016). "Patrick McCaw Declares for NBA Draft". Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jerry West: 'People are gonna be sorry they didn't draft' McCaw". July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Warriors Sign Rookie Guard Patrick McCaw to Contract". July 6, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Spurs vs. Warriors – Box Score". October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99". December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Warriors Assign Damian Jones and Patrick McCaw to Santa Cruz". December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Warriors Recall Damian Jones and Patrick McCaw from Santa Cruz". December 30, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Heat 107-95". January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Warriors Assign Kevon Looney and Patrick McCaw to Santa Cruz". January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Warriors Recall Kevon Looney and Patrick McCaw from Santa Cruz". January 14, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  14. ^ Haynes, Chris (February 13, 2017). "Nuggets stun Warriors with record-tying 3-point barrage". Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ Slater, Anthony. "Patrick McCaw gaining needed experience in Kevin Durant's absence". Mercury News. Retrieved 2017-04-20. 
  16. ^ "Warriors rookie Patrick McCaw steps up in a pinch for Kevin Durant". Retrieved 2017-04-20. 
  17. ^ Slater, Anthony (2017-04-24). "Five observations from the Warriors' Game 3 win in Portland". Mercury News. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  18. ^ "Warriors' McCaw does best Iguodala imitation in Game 2 win". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  19. ^ "Takeaways After Two Games of the Conference Finals". Golden State Warriors. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  20. ^ "Warriors vs. Spurs - Box Score - May 22, 2017 - ESPN". Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  21. ^ "Warriors (16-1) Record Best Postseason Winning Percentage in NBA History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  22. ^ "Curry, Durant sit out as Kings beat Warriors 110-106". November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Warriors' McCaw injured in scary fall as team beats Kings". March 31, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Warriors shake off rough start and roll past Suns". April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 

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