His unconventional departure from the Warriors to the Raptors (via the Cavaliers) will also pay off in the most literal sense.
When McCaw was a restricted free agent last summer, Golden State reportedly offered him a two-year contract that guaranteed slightly more than $2 million the first season and held a nearly $3 million team option.
Instead, McCaw signed an unmatched offer sheet with Cleveland (where he earned $375,000), got waived and went to Toronto (where he earned another $777,665).
Now, he’ll seemingly come out ahead.
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have re-signed forward Patrick McCaw.
Blake Murphy of The Athletic:
That’s more than I expected for McCaw, but Toronto clearly likes him.
The 23-year-old McCaw is a good defensive wing who must develop his outside shot. He’s a solid passer. Better ball-handling would unlock that skill.
Every player who won three straight championships while switching teams during the streak won a fourth straight title.