The Cleveland Cavaliers have claimed forward Alfonzo McKinnie off waivers, Cavs General Manager Koby Altman announced on Monday.
McKinnie played in four games with the Golden State Warriors this preseason before being waived on Oct. 19.
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McKinnie appeared in 72 games with the Warriors in 2018-19, averaging 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc. He also competed in 22 playoff contests during Golden State’s 2019 NBA Finals run, averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game.
The Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the Finals.
McKinnie, who originally went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, owns career averages of 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game over 86 career contests with the Warriors and Raptors.
The Cavs’ roster now stands at 16, including two two-way players. The roster is headlined by All-Star Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Collin Sexton, Larry Nance Jr., Cedi Osman, Brandon Knight, Jordan Clarkson and rookies Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr.
The Cavs won just 19 games last season. They should be more competitive this season, but they likely won’t make the playoffs.
John Beilein is entering his first season as head coach of the Cavs. It’s also his first run in the NBA.