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Mo_fusion
What kind of playing time did he have in the playoffs with his 2 championship runs? How many mins in each round and in the final? For what they are worth - probably very little - any highlight reel?
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DanH
Some notes on McCaw:

He is an RFA at the end of this season. Raps can only match offers up to the exceptions they have though, as they don't have Bird Rights for him. So, probably up to the tax MLE.  Not seeing him get that much anyway, but worth noting.

He actually isn't costing them much extra money.  They could have nickeled and dimed their way to a few hundred K in savings if they used some 10-days to string a bunch of two week stretches at a 13 man roster together (can only be at 13 for 2 weeks at a time), but not much in the grand scheme of things.  I actually thought they'd do that to get to the March 1st buyouts, but it looks like they thought McCaw is as good as any of those players would be (or their long term planning is more important than short term, as anyone else would certainly be a rental).

This does preclude them from promoting Boucher or Loyd right now unless they want to take a tax hit.  More likely they promote one or the other on the last day of the season, so it's a teeny tiny cost and they would be on the playoff roster.  Heck, if they like Loyd more than Malachi they could waive Malachi on the last day and promote both 2-ways for the playoffs.

On that note, McCaw, being a 3rd year player, can be sent to the G-League to get reps without needing his approval.  

Not sure why McCaw did this.  The whole point of the CLE signing was to get out from RFA, and by signing a rest-of-season contract he's right back in RFA this summer (as he has only 3 seasons experience in the league).  Maybe he just thinks the Raps have a better chance of winning the chip than the Warriors. 
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moremilk
DanH wrote:
Some notes on McCaw:

He is an RFA at the end of this season. Raps can only match offers up to the exceptions they have though, as they don't have Bird Rights for him. So, probably up to the tax MLE.  Not seeing him get that much anyway, but worth noting.

He actually isn't costing them much extra money.  They could have nickeled and dimed their way to a few hundred K in savings if they used some 10-days to string a bunch of two week stretches at a 13 man roster together (can only be at 13 for 2 weeks at a time), but not much in the grand scheme of things.  I actually thought they'd do that to get to the March 1st buyouts, but it looks like they thought McCaw is as good as any of those players would be (or their long term planning is more important than short term, as anyone else would certainly be a rental).

This does preclude them from promoting Boucher or Loyd right now unless they want to take a tax hit.  More likely they promote one or the other on the last day of the season, so it's a teeny tiny cost and they would be on the playoff roster.  Heck, if they like Loyd more than Malachi they could waive Malachi on the last day and promote both 2-ways for the playoffs.

On that note, McCaw, being a 3rd year player, can be sent to the G-League to get reps without needing his approval.  

Not sure why McCaw did this.  The whole point of the CLE signing was to get out from RFA, and by signing a rest-of-season contract he's right back in RFA this summer (as he has only 3 seasons experience in the league).  Maybe he just thinks the Raps have a better chance of winning the chip than the Warriors. 


Or maybe we promised him freedom at the end of the year, i.e. if we can't agree on a deal, we don't extend a QO?
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LX
From the piece i posted in the player discussion section, it looks like going to Cleveland was not about getting out from RFA, but rather just getting out of the Warriors‘ organization. Being an RFA was making that too hard for him. 

Odd connection in that it was Vince that knocked him out cold with the awkward foul.
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