The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Levi Randolph to a Two-Way contract and waived forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Tyler Cook, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs claimed Alfonzo McKinnie off waivers, a league source tells @clevelanddotcom. Roster is now at 14 heading into the opener.
Alfonzo McKinnie served as Kevin Durant’s backup in Golden State. Could he do the same thing in Brooklyn? With the Warriors planning to waive McKinnie on Saturday, former Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks — now with ESPN — said his former team would be “at the front of the line” to add the 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward should he clear waivers.
Logan Murdock: Warriors officially waive Alfonzo McKinnie along with Jared Cunningham and Nick Zeisloft, who were signed earlier today.
Anthony Slater: Warriors have finally officially waived Alfonzo McKinnie, per source.
Bobby Marks: Alfonzo McKinnie has hit the waiver wire and is now eligible to be claimed up until 5PM on Monday. McKinnie has a $1.58M non-guaranteed contract with no trigger dates.
According to sources, the Cavs have been monitoring other cuts around the NBA and have many options they are currently discussing, including the possibility of putting in a claim on forward Alfonzo McKinnie, who was surprisingly waived by the Golden State Warriors. Memphis released forward Ivan Rabb, who could be another option for the Cavs.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs have, indeed, discussed the possibility of claiming Alfonzo McKinnie, sources tell @clevelanddotcom. But there are many things for them to consider, including how much they need a big for that 14th roster spot with injuries to John Henson and Ante Zizic.
Anthony Slater: Source: Alfonzo McKinnie's deal with the Warriors is non-guaranteed. Won't become fully guaranteed for the season until Jan. 10th. He enters season as 14th man, but Warriors maintain extra flexibility (for McCaw or otherwise).
Anthony Slater: Alfonzo McKinnie sealed up this Warriors roster spot the past two games: 21 pts, 10 rebs in 38 mins. He's a long wing, active but patient, defends multiple spots. Seems to time rebounds well. Question, as with many fringe wings, will be whether he can consistently hit the 3.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadum: The Warriors and forward Alfonzo McKinnie have agreed to a two-year minimum deal, clearing way for him to be 14th spot on regular-season roster.
Connor Letourneau: Per a team source, the Warriors plan to give Alfonzo McKinnie their second and final two-way contract. Nothing official yet, though.
Eric Koreen: Raps officially waive Alfonzo McKinnie, as was reported yesterday. Raps have about $134.8-million committed to 12 players.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Toronto Raptors plan to waive forward Alfonzo McKinnie ahead of $1.4M guarantee date on Wednesday. McKinnie signed a multiyear deal with Toronto last offseason.
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And there’s actually a runaway No. 1 as far as the club with the most male basketball players participating: Real Madrid, the team that produced a certain Luka Doncic, who just tied the record for second-most points ever scored in an Olympic basketball contest. The storied Spanish club leads the way with eight players taking part in the Olympic Games this summer, followed by Fenerbahce out of the Turkish League, Australia’s Melbourne United, the Miami Heat (the NBA team with most male basketball representatives in Tokyo), Olimpia Milano (Italy) and Union Olimpija (Slovenia), all of whom have four players at the Games.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he’s smoothed things over with LeBron James about his hatred for the play-in tournament … telling TMZ Sports he believes the Lakers superstar now “understands” the purpose for the extra games.
“We talked about it,” Silver told us. “I think at the end of the day, I understand. Especially if you went deep last year and you have that end, you have that many sort of games on your legs.” “You’re not looking forward to more games. But, I think he understands the context of the league.”