Former Green Bay forward Alfonzo McKinnie signed a two year deal with the Golden State Warriors prior to the season after making the team as a non-roster invite to training camp this past October.
The contract was non-guaranteed for the 2018/2019 season meaning the Warriors could cut McKinnie at point prior to January 7th without having to pay the 6’8” wing his full salary.
January 7th came and went and McKinnie is still on the Warriors roster and playing meaningful minutes in the rotation for the defending NBA champions meaning he will be paid his entire $1,349,383 salary for this season. He could also earn more than $220,000 in playoff bonuses if Golden State were to win the NBA Finals again this season.
In 36 games so far this season, the 26-year old McKinnie is averaging 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game. He is also shooting 36.8% from beyond the arc overall this season, just a hair behind teammate Klay Thompson at 36.9%.
McKinnie got off to a hot start making 48.4% of his three pointers in Warriors’ first 16 games of the season but has cooled off a bit in the 20 games following a foot injury that caused him to miss 9 games.
His contract for next season is a team option for over $1.5 million which the team will need to exercise in the off-season otherwise he will be a free agent.
Earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle called McKinnie the Warriors’ “biggest surprise” of the season so far in their mid-season awards.
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