McKinnie has signed a training camp contract with the Warriors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. McKinnie, who went undrafted in 2015, spent time in overseas and in the G-League before making his NBA debut with the Raptors last season. In 53 total minutes, he posted 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. He shot 8-of-15 from the field and 3-of-9 from three.
McKinnie is expected to be waived by the Raptors, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. McKinnie's contract becomes guaranteed for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday, so the Raptors are planning on releasing the forward prior to then. McKinnie would have once again been a deep bench option in Toronto next season, so the team can now take him off the books completely.
McKinnie contributed 14 points (5-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes during the Raptors' 82-68 loss to the Cavaliers in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal-round contest Sunday. The 25-year-old big man's scoring total co-led the first unit, allowing him to finish off his Las Vegas tenure in impressive fashion. McKinnie was serviceable in summer league play, but it remains to be seen if it was enough to garner him a training camp invite. If not, McKinnie could find himself back in the G-League, where he averaged 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 29.9 minutes over 35 games in the 2017-18 campaign.
McKinnie tallied 27 points (9-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and two steals during Sunday's 129-119 home win over the Herd. The former UW-Green Bay athlete totaled a new season high Sunday while shooting 60 percent from the floor. It was also the fourth time McKinnie has gone over the 20-point mark. The 6-8 forward is averaging 14.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest through 26 games played this season.
McKinnie was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday. McKinnie has seen action in just 12 NBA games this season and with the Raptors in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the East, he's highly unlikely to find a rotation role moving forward. For that reason, McKinnie will head to the G-League, where he'll have the chance for extended playing time and developmental opportunities. In 23 G-League games this season, McKinnie has averaged 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 30.1 minutes.
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