Is the dynasty over?
October 29, 2019, 12:18 amAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Alfonzo McKinnie played just two minutes and provided no stats in Monday's loss to the Bucks.
When McKinnie joined the Cavs, there was reasonable hope that he would be a contributor to a rebuilding team. After all, some of his most recent NBA games were starts in the Finals. But it would appear that McKinnie will be little more than the last guy off the bench at this point.
October 21, 2019, 5:55 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have claimed forward Alfonzo McKinnie after he was waived by the Warriors.
McKinnie appeared in just five games with the Warriors but is hoping to prove his worth in a new organization. It's difficult to envision him having much fantasy impact in 2019-20.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 19, 2019, 12:25 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Free Agent
The Cavaliers have reportedly discussed the possibility of signing Alfonzo McKinnie off of waivers.
McKinnie was just let go by the Cavs to make room for Marquese Chriss. Currently, the Cavs have Cedi Osman at the three with no direct backup at the position. Cleveland would be an ideal landing spot for McKinnie to re-establish himself as an NBA player, but the presence of high usage players in the backcourt as well as John Beilein's focus on player development are two factors working against him. Even if he's ultimately signed, he's off the fantasy radar.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
October 18, 2019, 12:26 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors will waive Alfonzo McKinnie, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
It's been quite a fall from grace for McKinnie, who was initially projected as the opening night starter at small forward after playing a solid role for the Warriors last season. Ultimately he was undone by having a non-guaranteed contract. He figures to land on his feet, while Golden State's wing rotation gets even thinner. Jacob Evans, Jordan Poole and Glenn Robinson III are going to get more minutes, while this move also means that Marquese Chriss has almost surely made the final roster.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 9:35 pmGlenn Robinson IIISG, Golden State Warriors
Glenn Robinson III (illness) will miss Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Lakers.
He was reported as not feeling great before tip off but it doesn't appear to be an issue that will keep him sidelined long. He had been playing well enough to earn and edge for starting consideration at SF. Alfonzo McKinnie will start in his place, and needs to make a strong case for rotation minutes, much less a shot at the starting role.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
September 10, 2019, 4:25 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Slater of The Athletic predicts that Alfonzo McKinnie will start at small forward for the Warriors during Klay Thompson's absence next season.
Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks are the other two guys battling McKinnie for the spot. As Slater notes, the Warriors will probably be more keen to bring the better offensive guys in Burks and Robinson off the bench. The starting spot is ultimately temporary until Thompson returns.
Source: The Athletic
May 20, 2019, 11:49 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie started in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Blazers and scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with two rebounds and a 3-pointer.
McKinnie drew the start in place of Andre Iguodala (calf strain) and had the worst plus-minus out of all the starters but came up with some big offensive rebounds in OT. He can’t space the floor any better than Shaun Livingston (22 minutes, eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with a rebound, an assist, a steal and a block) who plays much better with the Warriors’ starters so the starting job is just in name.
May 20, 2019, 8:46 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie will start for Andre Iguodala in Monday's Game 4 vs. the Blazers.
McKinnie grabbed nine boards in 21 minutes in Game 3 and has gone 1-for-1 on threes for three straight games. Steve Kerr mentioned earlier that Jonas Jerebko would also get more minutes with Iguodala out.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 11:39 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Warriors rookie Alfonzo McKinnie played 18 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday and tallied four points, three rebounds and one assist.
It was difficult to expect McKinnie to make much of a splash in his rookie campaign considering he's on the league's most stacked team. McKinnie was able to flash some upside in a game here and there, mostly when Kevin Durant and/or Klay Thompson sat out, but was not able to see enough usage to merit a pickup outside of dynasty leagues. He ends 2018-19 with 389/374 8/9-cat per-game and 299/293 8/9-cat total value. If KD does find his way to another team in 2019-20, there could be a window for McKinnie to see some developmental time on the floor.
April 9, 2019, 7:32 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie is starting against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
McKinnie has a good opportunity to provide value as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are both out for this contest. McKinnie is a cheap dart throw option in DFS.
Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter
March 5, 2019, 10:12 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie (left hip contusion) will start for Klay Thompson (right knee soreness) on Tuesday against the Celtics.
McKinnie only played seven minutes on Saturday because of the injury but he was probable for this one and will make his second consecutive start. He's only a streaming option.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 5, 2019, 11:36 amAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
The official NBA injury report is declaring Alfonzo McKinnie as probable for Tuesday’s game against the Celtics.
McKinnie started for the Warriors on Saturday due to Klay Thompson sitting with a sore knee but only lasted seven minutes before leaving with a hip contusion. Thompson and Andre Iguodala are both questionable for tonight’s game and McKinnie along with Damion Lee and Jonas Jerebko will have to cover for them in case they have to sit. McKinnie deserves a look only in deep formats.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 2, 2019, 10:16 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie (hip contusion) won't return in Saturday's game against the 76ers.
McKinnie was only able to log seven minutes with one rebound and one assist before heading back to the locker room. Even though he's a solid bench player for the Warriors this season, he has no value in standard leagues and can only warrant looks in deep leagues if you're looking to add threes and rebounds to your team.
February 28, 2019, 9:21 pmAlfonzo McKinnieF, Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and two steals on Thursday against the Magic.
He drew the start in place of Kevin Durant (rest) but didn't do much with it. There was a time when people were freaking out about how great McKinnie was and that seems like a distant memory now. He's still a solid bench player, but he's not going to shake things up in fantasy land this season even if any Warriors players miss time.