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).
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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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December 10, 2018 | 11:29 am EST Update
The Knicks this week are expected to convert Allonzo Trier’s Two-Way Contract to a standard NBA contract, a source told ZAGSBLOG. After going undrafted, the 6-foot-5 Arizona product is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Knicks (8-20). He has scored more than 20 points four times, including a season-high 25 with 8 rebounds and 4 assists against New Orleans on Nov. 23.
He did not make another one from beyond the arc the rest of the game, missing his next two. With that, his three-point accuracy for the season bumped up to… 11.9 percent. Which leads us to a rich dichotomy: The Bucks have transformed into a three-point powerhouse — they lead the NBA in threes made this season and are on pace to make the third-most threes of any team in any season ever, after ranking 27th in the league last season — while being led by a superstar who ranks 374th in the league in long-range accuracy. He ranks just below an individual named Thomas Bryant there! Make no mistake though, Giannis is a crucial part of the three-point revolution in Milwaukee. In their win in Toronto, he led the Bucks with six assists, and four of those assists were on three-point makes. On the possession after hitting his one three of the game, Giannis posted up Kawhi and used that to kick out to Middleton for a free look.
As a team this season, the Bucks only have shot slightly better on threes in terms of accuracy with Giannis on the court, but he is out there for most of those league-leading triples, and the sheer volume — the Bucks are hoisting 40 threes per game — is made possible in part because of him. Giannis leads the team in secondary assists, also known as hockey assists (and he led all players in the Raptors game, with two), but he does not even need to touch the ball to bend the court and create space, like when he he dove toward the rim and brought with him seemingly every Raptor in sight, to help clear Brogdon for one of the biggest hits of the game.
The Warriors star appeared on “Winging It” with Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore and Andre Iguodala. The conversation: Curry: “We ever been to the moon? Multiple responders: “Nope.” Curry: “They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so, either.” Podcast co-host Annie Finberg asked whether Curry actually believed that. He responded affirmatively.
December 10, 2018 | 9:48 am EST Update
The Detroit Pistons have expressed interest in trading for Damyean Dotson, according to a league source. Luke Kennard, the backup guard, has missed games due to injury but also has not found a fit in Dwane Casey’s system.