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Alfonzo McKinnie agrees to 2-year minimum deal with the Warriors after initially agreeing to 2-way contract

Alfonzo McKinnie

The Golden State Warriors have secured the 14th body of their roster by signing Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Warriors and forward Alfonzo McKinnie have agreed to a two-year minimum deal, clearing way for him to be 14th spot on regular-season roster.

Alfonzo McKinnie was initially signed to a two-way contract, which would have given him just a maximum of 45 days on his NBA team’s roster, but the Warriors apparently changed their minds, thus handing the 26-year-old Chicago native a better deal.

However, McKinnie’s newest contract is not entirely guaranteed, as explained by Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Alfonzo McKinnie’s deal with the Warriors is non-guaranteed. Won’t become fully guaranteed for the season until Jan. 10th. He enters season as 14th man, but Warriors maintain extra flexibility (for McCaw or otherwise).

The gap between today and the start of the 2018-19 NBA regular season is fast closing, and with less than a week before the Warriors kick off their title defense when they go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder at home on Oct. 16, the Warriors are still keeping an extra slot on their roster – the last one – open, though, who exactly will occupy it remains a mystery.

McKinnie has appeared in just 14 games last season with the Toronto Raptors, posting averages of 1.5 points, 0.5 rebounds, and 3.8 minutes per contest.