Before you go thinking that this is just another attempt by Warriors coach Steve Kerr to buy some rest for an aging veteran, Anthony Slater of The Athletic tweeted that Livingston’s extended absence is about an injury that started back in the preseason.
Shaun Livingston tells The Athletic that his foot issue started in the last preseason game in San Jose. It’s been bothering him since. May get another MRI soon. He expects to miss a few more games, but thinks it’s a minor issue. Wants to get it rested/healed now.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 29, 2018
While Livingston could be out for a while, Alfonzo McKinnie could continue to find a bump in minutes off the bench as the Warriors try to figure out their rotation. For tonight’s game, that would be a particularly special appearance as McKinnie is an Illinois native like Livingston who few might’ve imagined coming back home as part of a championship team.
Alfonzo McKinnie is going back to his hometown of Chicago tomorrow as a rotation player on the back-to-back NBA champs. pic.twitter.com/gy6B4YRGQQ— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) October 28, 2018
Thus far, McKinnie has made the most of the opportunity created by Patrick McCaw’s curious absence.
As Duby Dub Dubs, wrote about McKinnie’s last game against Brooklyn, “He was plus 12 in 17 minutes, with nine points - including a critical three-pointer; and chipped in five rebounds, a steal and a block.”
Join us to see what McKinnie does in his hometown tonight against the Bulls.