McCaw can’t sleep at night because of the pain. He couldn’t describe the pain, but called it, “The toughest pain that you’ve ever had. It’s like that right now. I’m trying to take a lot of medicine to help, but it’s not really working right now at this point.”
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Logan Murdock: Warriors’ latest injury report for game 2: Andre Iguodala (left thigh contusion) is available to play. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is out. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw is expected to speak today for the first time since his scary spine injury. Warriors practice at 11:45 a.m.
Mark Medina: Patrick McCaw reevaluated today. He did not suffer any neurological damage, but he is going to be out for 4 more weeks. The Warriors will reevaluate him then.
Connor Letourneau: Bob Myers to @957thegame on Patrick McCaw: “It’s going to be a slow road to getting back to where he needs to be. … We don’t know when that’ll be. It could be a week. It could be two.”
Patrick McCaw: Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers! God definitely is watching over me, I’m blessed beyond measure! @Vince Carter I know you didn’t mean to harm me in any way! To my coaches, teammates, friends and family I love you guys so much for being there with me!!!
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Patrick McCaw has been released from UC Davis Medical Center.
Zaza Pachulia: Get well soon young fella. Praying for you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pmccaw0
Logan Murdock: Warriors are calling Pat McCaw’s injury a “lumbar spine contusion.” He will be released from the hospital today and follow-up with a specialist Thursday.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: As Patrick McCaw laid in his hospital bed last night, a familiar face gave him a visit: Steve Kerr.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw cleared all tests, including MRI, and expectation is he’ll be released from hospital today. No official diagnosis as of now and return timetable to be determined.
Warriors PR: Patrick McCaw update: CT scan was clear and he will undergo an MRI at TBD time.
Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket. “Vince is not that type of guy, he’s never been that type of guy,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “Freak accidents, things happen. A guy jumps and he didn’t touch him much if you’re as high as you can jump you lose your balance easier. I know that was tough on Vince.”
McCaw landed on his lower back/tailbone area with a loud, distressful thud and immediately squirmed around in excruciating pain as the arena fell silent. A furious Steve Kerr rumbled up the sidelines, upset at the possibility that a wily, well-respected NBA vet may have just altered the career of a second-year guard months away from restricted free agency. “God damnit!” Kerr yelled toward the referee. “I’m not mad at you. I’m mad at Vince. He knows better.”
After McCaw was wheeled off, both teams came together for a quick prayer at the exact spot that the foul was committed. Kerr, yelling at Carter moments earlier, put his hand on the veteran’s shoulder. The play was deemed a flagrant. Kerr chose Kevin Durant to shoot the free throws. Before taking them, Durant walked over to Carter — a player he grew up idolizing — and offered a handshake and hug.
Marcin Gortat: Its hard to see young man go down like this 😦 I hope Pat McCaw is ok. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
He drove the baseline and went down with a thud at the 41.8-second mark of the third quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. McCaw lay still and in agony for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw experienced numbness upon landing, but has since regained sensation in leg. A chest X-ray came back clear. He is awaiting results of CT Scan and will also undergo an MRI.
Anthony Slater: Entire Warriors team surrounding a fallen Patrick McCaw in Sacramento. He’s been down for several minutes. Trainers/medics still working to get him on stretcher.
Kayte Christensen: Vince Carter, standing by watching looking very distraught and concerned. Steve Kerr went to Vince and put his hand on his back as a sign of reassurance
Ailene Voisin: Kings GM Vlade Divac went into Warriors locker room and was told that Patrick McCaw is getting feeling back in his toes. He is at UC Davis Medical Center being evaluated.
Anthony Slater: Vince Carter: “I just don’t like to see it. I just don’t like to see him sitting there in pain, saying he can’t feel his lower half. I don’t know. Doesn’t sit well with me.”
Sean Cunningham: “I just hope he’s ok. I play this game because I love it and enjoy it, not to see young guys get hurt,. He has a bright future,” said Vince Carter after the game. “I don’t like to see him (laying) there in pain, saying he can’t feel his lower half. it doesn’t sit well with me.”
Logan Murdock: Kings coach Dave Joerger on Vince Carter’s mood postgame: “He’s down”
Stephen Curry: Please send up prayers thoughts love to my guy @Patrick McCaw! God please heal his body and keep him strong!
Briante Weber: All positive vibes for my lil bro P Nice 🙌🏿 @Patrick McCaw
Mark Medina: More injury news: Patrick McCaw told me his back “is pretty bad right now.” But he thinks he’ll be fine with treatment next few days
Mark Medina: Warriors say they’re hopeful that Patrick McCaw can return on Monday vs San Antonio. He’s been without a brace on his left wrist in past week and increasing his workload each day (h/t @Anthony Slater first)
Kerry Eggers: Warriors very short-handed for #Blazers game tonight at @ModaCenter. @Stephen Curry (ankle), Jordan Bell (ankle) and Patrick McCaw (wrist) out, Andre Iguodala (wrist) and David West (arm) doubtful. #ripcity
Logan Murdock: Warriors injury report for tonight: -Andre Iguodala (left wrist) is out -David West (Cyst) is doubtful -Patrick McCaw (wrist) -Jordan Bell (right ankle) out
Connor Letourneau: Draymond Green (sprained left index finger) and Kevon Looney (right knee soreness) are questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Portland. Patrick McCaw (sprained left thumb) is doubtful.
Mark Medina: Warriors list Patrick McCaw as questionable for tonight against Denver. He has a bruised toe. As noted before, David West will be out tonight so he attend funeral services for Rasual Butler.
Connor Letourneau: Pat McCaw (mid-back strain) is out tonight.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw (concussion) will play tonight. Draymond Green (shoulder) will not.
Mark Medina: Warriors have upgraded Draymond Green (sore right shoulder) to probable for tomorrow vs. Pistons. They have ruled out Patrick McCaw (concussion). Zaza Pachulia (sore left shoulder) remains questionable. Andre Iguodala is now probable (sore left knee).
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green will not play with that shoulder soreness. Patrick McCaw has a concussion. He’s in league’s concussion protocol.
Connor Letourneau: Per @WarriorsPR: Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for tomorrow’s game in Charlotte. Patrick McCaw (nose contusion) and Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) are questionable.
Anthony Slater: Patrick McCaw back tonight after a one-game absence with leg cramps, back in the starting lineup.
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says Pat McCaw will not play either against Phoenix or Portland. Will be reevaluated when he gets back to the Bay Area.
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Sydney Kings: A new king to come: Andrew Bogut. BREAKING: Press Release with details-10am Monday EST Australia.
That cheering you hear is the parade cranking up in Lakerdom. Byron Scott, who is close to Magic Johnson, actually announced on ESPN, “I’m going to tell you something right now. LeBron (James) is coming to the Lakers along with Kawhi. We’re back in the Finals!” Reports dovetailing with that one swept the league: Kawhi, a Los Angeles guy who grew up in the Inland Empire, wants to come home. Kawhi, who has one year left on his contract, will force a trade to the Lakers.
With less to offer in trade than other teams, the Lakers need Leonard to force a deal, which he may well try, and for the Spurs to accede, which is less likely…. It’s one of Popovich’s cardinal rules not to help West rivals, much less one with the tradition and resources of the Lakers. Popovich almost never says a bad word about another team but went bonkers in 2008 when Memphis traded Pau Gasol to the post-Shaquille O’Neal Lakers, setting them up for three Finals runs and two titles. “What they did in Memphis is beyond comprehension,” said Popovich then. “… I just wish I had been on a trade committee that oversees NBA trades. I’d like to elect myself to that committee. I would have voted no to the L.A. trade.”
Chris Mannix: “The one thing the Spurs have to decide over the next few weeks is: Are they prepared to make Kawhi Leonard a super-max offer? Because if they make Kawhi a super-max offer — when I talk to other teams, they’d be stunned if Kawhi turned it down. That’s just real money. The oft repeated phrase I hear is, ‘Take the money and demand a trade later.’ You can’t get that money back from another team in a potential trade. So the Spurs have to decide if they want to do that. If they don’t, then they have to put him on the market. In that situation, the situation is irreconcilable. Now, you hear the Lakers, you hear the Knicks, Boston will be in line for this. They absolutely will make an offer of some type for Kawhi Leonard. And they still have more assets than anyone else.”