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Breaking News: Warriors sign Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-year deal

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After being signed to a two-way, McKinnie has now been added to the roster.

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On Friday morning, news broke that the Golden State Warriors were signing training camp invite Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-way contract. But the team had bigger plans all along. Just a few hours later, news came out that the team was converting McKinnie’s two-way contract into a two-year contract for the minimum.

So, why the two-way contract first? It was procedural, to allow the team to make this move.

With McKinnie now on the roster, the team has used 14 roster spots. They have maintained that they don’t want to use 15, which suggests one of three things: Either they’ve given up on retaining Patrick McCaw, McKinnie’s contract is non-guaranteed (Update: it is), and the team is open to waiving him if need be, or they’ve changed their stance on using all 15 slots.

The Warriors are now back to just one two-way contract, which they’ve used on Damion Lee. They now have an open two-way contract to use, perhaps on Marcus Derrickson or Deyonta Davis.

Update: The contract is fully non-guaranteed, which means the team can cut McKinnie anytime before January 10 without having to pay his full salary for the year. In other words, if they work out something with McCaw, McKinnie can be cut.