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McCaw reviewing two-year offer from Warriors [report]

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With less than eight hours before he becomes a free agent, Patrick McCaw is reportedly reviewing a two-year offer from the Golden State Warriors, according to a report from Logan Murdock. The offer was initially reported to be for two years, $4 million.

UPDATE: According to Mark J. Spears, the offer is a two-year, $5.2 million deal with a non-guaranteed second year and was offered to him earlier in the offseason. According to Spears and others, McCaw plans to turn the deal down tonight.

As of 9 p.m. PT on October 1, McCaw declined to accept the one-year, $1.71 million qualifying offer from the Warriors and is officially a restricted free agent. According to Mark Medina, the Warriors will have three days to match any offer he receives.

The situation has reportedly perplexed people within the Warriors organization, according to Anthony Slater.

According to Murdock, a large part of the reason McCaw did not accept the Warriors one-year, $1.71 million qualifying offer, which expired at midnight EST October 2, is because he is looking to sign a two-year deal and enter free agency in 2020.

McCaw’s thought process may have something to do with a projected spike in the NBA salary cap. In 2020-21 the NBA salary cap is projected to rise to $118 million, a more than $16 million improvement from the $101.9 million mark that it’s been set at for the 2018-19 season. That growth is $2 million more than what was initially expected for the 2020-21 season, according to Shams Charania.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a report that said McCaw had until 8:59 PT on October 1 to accept the two-year, $5.2 million offer. McCaw had until that time to accept the one-year $1.71 million qualifying offer.


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