At media day on Sept. 24, with training camp set to sta…

At media day on Sept. 24, with training camp set to start the next day, McCaw was a no-show. His qualifying offer was a week from expiring and no one from the team could even get him on the phone. The Warriors front office didn’t know for sure if he was in the Bay, as was the rumor, or back home in St. Louis. At this point, much of the behind-the-scenes conversation around the Warriors was about McCaw and what was going on. Nobody knew. The only understood complaint, according to multiple sources, was that he was unhappy with how Kerr distributed his minutes.
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Now that Russell is getting some good pub — the narratives flipping from lottery bust to Magic Johnson gave up on him too quickly — he won’t let it distract him. “I’ve been on the worst side of the tilt,” Russell said after Thursday’s practice at Santa Monica High School. “So to now to be on this side where we’re having a little success, I’ve seen both narratives. I’ve seen every narrative you could throw. When it comes to preparing myself for them, I’ve looked in the mirror and I’ve put myself in the situation before [the media] could.”