The powerhouse team of the NBA is still not done shaping their roster as Anthony Slater of The Athletic has announced that the Golden State Warriors have brought in ex-Toronto Raptors forward Alfonzo McKinnie to their training camp to see if he can earn a spot on their already loaded squad.
The swingman went undrafted in 2015 and has bounced around overseas, playing in Luxembourg and Mexico. Eventually, McKinnie was picked up by the Raptors but played very briefly for them last season, logging only one minute in a blow out win over the Chicago Bulls.
For the majority of the season, McKinnie played for the Raptors’ G League team, where he posted averages of 14 points and 7.5 rebounds in 35 games.
McKinnie has lots of competition in the Warriors. Obviously, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Draymond Green will eat up most of the forward minutes. New acquisition Jonas Jerebko will also most likely get playing time, leaving only spare minutes for McKinnie if the Warriors choose to sign him.
If McKinnie does not make the team, there are many other teams that could use a lengthy wing to eat up minutes off the bench. The Timberwolves have been rumored to still be looking for defensive depth, and if they don’t end up with Luol Deng or Noah, McKinnie could get a look from the team.
In an era where lengthy wings are prized players, McKinnie has his best chance of sticking on an NBA roster. Hopefully, he can get a contract by the end of the preseason.
Source: Warriors bringing in Alfonzo McKinnie on a deal to compete in camp. He’s a 6-8 wing. Made NBA debut with Raptors last season.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 5, 2018