Shams Charania: The Lakers are waiving forward Alfonzo McKinnie, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. McKinnie is set to enter free agency as an experienced wing after his fourth NBA season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavaliers are signing F Alfonzo McKinnie to a multi-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.
Kelsey Russo: Forward Alfonzo Mckinnie has agreed to a four-year, $7M deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell @The Athletic.
According to sources, the Cavs are likely to sign McKinnie to another 10-day deal when this current one expires, but no official decision has been made on that yet. The injury to rookie swingman Dylan Windler, who has been shut down for the remainder of the season, along with Kevin Porter Jr. nursing a sprained knee, should help McKinnie’s cause. Unless the Cavs pull off some unforeseen trade soon, they aren’t in any position to lose another wing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Alfonzo McKinnie to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. McKinnie (6-8, 215) played in 23 games for Cleveland this season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per contest before being waived by the team on January 6. Over his three-year NBA career, the Wisconsin-Green Bay product owns career averages of 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per game over 109 career contests (five starts) with the Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.
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.
September 27, 2021 | 5:35 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Klay Thompson: “I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m probably 75, 80% done with what I need to do.”
Monte Poole: ‘2020 really showed us that the world needs more love. Just try to hear people’s stories.’ – Warriors SG Klay Thompson Enlightened.He will return to the NBA different man than he was two years ago
September 27, 2021 | 5:18 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Here is the rookie max extension for Michael Porter Jr: 2022/23- $29.8M 2023/24- $32.1M 2024/25- $34.5M 2025/26- $36.9M 2026/27- $39.3M The contract is based on 25% of a $119M salary cap in 2022-23.
Bobby Marks: Denver will become the 4th team in 2022-23 that has 3 players on max contracts. – Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. They will join Brooklyn (KD, Harden, Kyrie), GSW (Steph, Klay, Wiggins) and LAL (LeBron, AD, Russ)