Patrick McCaw will be a restricted free agent after the season and the second-year wing is “regarded as a top target” for teams as they look ahead to the 2018 free agent class, Bobby Marks of ESPN.com writes. Opposing teams like McCaw’s age and versatility and he could draw offers despite the restricted status.
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Bobby Marks: One name that NBA teams have circled for next summer is the Warriors Patrick McCaw. Could come at a high cost for GSW to retain next July.
But if McCaw and the Warriors are intent on continuing their partnership, they could better sculpt a deal that helps both sides. “Who knows where I’ll be,” McCaw said. “Hopefully I’m still with Golden State. …To be a part of this team, this organization the first two years, to learn — because every organization is not like Golden State. To have guys, superstar level talented players taking pay cuts to keep something together means a lot to me being young, having a group of guys who want to be together no matter the cost. It’s huge. It’s unreal I’m in this situation right now.”
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December 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm EST Update
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says he doesn’t think possibly playing against teammates at the All-Star Game would upset locker room chemistry. “I hope not,” James said after Saturday’s shootaround. “We’re all grown men. It doesn’t stop their paycheck from coming. It won’t stop you from playing time once the season starts.”
The NBA announced a new All-Star Game format in October, in which the player with the most votes in each conference would serve as a captain and would pick his team regardless of conference affiliation. LeBron James, a potential captain who led the All-Star vote last season, said the NBA players’ focus would be on winning the game, not on who is or isn’t on their team. “Listen, we’re trying to win in the All-Star Game,” James said. “So you want to get the best player, you want to get the best caliber of player. Obviously you’re going to have some type of faithfulness obviously to your teammates, but also you want to compete.”
Tim MacMahon: Chris Paul, informed that he joined Dennis Rodman of ‘95-96 Bulls as only starters to open 13-0 with a new team: “Cool. Dennis Rodman got more rings than me. We’ll see if I can catch him or not.”
December 16, 2017 | 12:43 pm EST Update
Fred Katz: Melo really likes NY: “How could I not miss New York? I became entrenched into not just the Knicks, but the city as a whole. Those are my roots, the people there, I became one of them. I’ve embraced New York City. I embraced the culture, embraced everything about the city.”