Training camp is right around the corner, but apparently the Golden State Warriors aren’t done making moves. According to a report from Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the team is signing 6’8” wing Alfonzo McKinnie to a training camp deal.
Source: Warriors bringing in Alfonzo McKinnie on a deal to compete in camp. He’s a 6-8 wing. Made NBA debut with Raptors last season.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 5, 2018
McKinnie is an unproven but intriguing prospect. He went undrafted in 2015, and spent a year playing overseas before joining the G-League in 2016. Last season he made his NBA debut, appearing in 14 games for the Toronto Raptors.
It’s impossible to gather much info from the 25-year old’s stint with the Raptors, as he tallied a mere 53 minutes. However, he had a strong season in the G-League, averaging 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 34.8% from beyond the arc. He’s tall, strong, and athletic, so he certainly provides the sort of versatile wing depth that Golden State is always chasing.
While highly improbable that McKinnie gets a guaranteed contract, he could earn the Warriors remaining two-way contract. Currently the team has used only one of their pair of two-way contracts, opting to give it to Damion Lee (who, as of a few days ago, is officially Steph Curry’s brother-in-law).
McKinnie will have some tough competition for the final two-way contract, as he’ll be battling with Kendrick Nunn, Marcus Derrickson, and Danuel House. It will be a fun training camp as the team seeks to shore up their depth.