Two-year NBA guard Patrick McCaw of the Golden State Warriors is expected to miss at least 4 weeks of playing time due to a broken bone in his left wrist. The Golden State Warriors made an announcement that McCaw’s left wrist will be in a cast for 10 days. After the 10 days, McCaw will be evaluated again in for weeks. McCaw did not play in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers because he already had sprains in his left wrist and his right wrist.
Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors head coach, stated that McCaw was experiencing left wrist soreness during Monday’s game against Phoenix. McCaw spent the previous weekend playing for the Golden State Warriors and the Santa Cruz Warriors so he could get more playing time.
McCaw is expected to be evaluated again on March 14. This could mean the next game McCaw will play will be against the Los Angeles Lakers. If McCaw does not return until the Los Angeles Lakers, this could mean he will miss 10 games.
For the Warriors, McCaw’s injury is definitely a concern. McCaw has already had a difficult time building off an impressive rookie year. McCaw’s shooting percentage has dipped nearly below ten percent than it was in his rookie season. McCaw is averaging fewer points than he did in his rookie year, but he was getting more minutes this season than he was in his rookie season.
After McCaw playing six games without scoring a single point, he voluntarily asked to be demoted to the Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State Warriors’ G-League affiliate. After playing with Santa Cruz, McCaw scored 9 points against the Phoenix Suns. McCaw left the game in the first half and did not return due to the pain in his wrists.
During McCaw’s absence, the other guys on the bench can expect to play more minutes during the stretch.