NBA free agency: Warriors would ‘love to get’ Patrick McCaw back

The Warriors are still hoping to re-sign Patrick McCaw.

The 22-year-old guard missed the first two games of the season as he is a restricted free agent and has yet to sign a contract with Golden State. Warriors coach Steve Kerr discussed McCaw’s absence in a recent radio interview with San Francisco station 95.7 The Game.

“We have his rights no matter whether he accepts the contract that we’ve offered or not,” Kerr said. “We’ve been in touch with him occasionally, and he’s going through his own thought process.

“He knows where we stand. We’d love to get him here. There’s still a place for him here. He has to just make up his mind which direction he wants to go.”

McCaw did not accept Golden State’s $1.7 million qualifying offer and also reportedly rejected a two-year, $5 million contract from the team.

“We have faith that he’ll be with the Warriors again,” Kerr said. “And we’ll just be patient as this goes.”

The guard averaged four points and 1.4 assists for Golden State last season. He shot 40.9 percent from the field and just 23.8 percent from 3-point range.

McCaw suffered a bone bruise after a scary fall in late March. He missed the rest of the regular season and did not return until Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

McCaw originally was selected by the Bucks out of UNLV in the second round of the 2016 draft. He was acquired by Golden State in exchange for cash considerations in a draft-day deal.