McCaw will move to the bench for Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports. With Kevin Durant (calf) making his return to the court after missing Game 2 and 3, McCaw will slide back into a reserve role where he'll likely spend the majority of Game 4 on the bench. In fact, when Durant was healthy for Game 1, McCaw only saw one minute of action.
McCaw will get the start at small forward for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers. With both Kevin Durant (calf) and Matt Barnes (foot) sidelined Wednesday, the rookie will get his first career postseason start. He was on the court for less than a minute in Game 1, as he figures to be outside of the rotation during the playoffs with everyone healthy. However, he will presumably see a good amount of run in Game 2 due to the aforementioned absences. Still, look for Andre Iguodala to take on a heavier dose of the minutes at small forward.
McCaw will return to the bench for Wednesday's tilt with the Lakers. McCaw started Monday's game against the Jazz with Klay Thompson sitting out for rest, posting nine points across 27 minutes. However, Thompson will return to the starting lineup Wednesday, which sends McCaw back to the bench. McCaw will likely see a slight decrease in minutes, but with Andre Iguodala out for rest, he could still see an elevated role until the playoffs start.
McCaw drew the start in place of Klay Thompson (rest) in Monday's 105-99 loss to the Jazz and generated nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt). The rookie served as a complementary presence on a night when Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant took the court together for the first time since Feb. 28 and dominated the offense. McCaw has nine points in two of the last three games and has been serviceable over his opportunities this season. The extent of his role in the postseason remains to be seen, but the 2016 second-round pick has certainly gained valuable experience during his rookie campaign while seeing action in 70 games and logging 20 starts.
McCaw will start Monday's game against the Jazz. McCaw will get the start after news broke that teammate Klay Thompson would take the day off to rest. In 69 games this season, the rookie has averaged 3.8 points per game, 1.4 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game.
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