Warriors forward Alfonzo McKinnie not monitoring Patrick McCaw situation
The defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors are off to a great start this season. Even without their newly acquired center DeMarcus Cousins, they continue to rack up the wins as they go for their third straight NBA title.
One of the main reasons that the Warriors have played so well has been the play of both Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant who are both having MVP seasons which is something that is probably expected. What they didn’t expect was how good a fit Alfonzo McKinnie has been.
Before arriving in the Bay Area in September, McKinnie spent four years looking for a professional basketball home. He was a traveling man, playing in a speck of a country in Europe with teammates who had day jobs, toiling in overheated gyms in Mexico, laboring in the G League, all with barely a whiff of NBA life.
He basically just won a roster spot during the summer when one of those spots became vacant because of the Patrick McCaw situation. McCaw has declined an extension offer from the Warriors and McKinnie has taken full advantage of the opportunity. When asked in an interview about his thoughts about McCaw’s predicament, he said:
You know, not really. I can only control what I can control and I can’t control his situation. I don’t even want to get my hopes up too high or too low. I just wanted to come in and compete, show I can play in this system.
The McCaw stuff, I guess, was good for my situation. But it’s not something I can control. Just went through training camp, worked my butt off and they liked what they’ve seen.
Alfonzo McKinnie is currently averaging 6.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game while being a significant part of the Warriors rotation. Not bad for a guy who was basically the last player added to the roster.