McKinnie tallied 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds across 29 minutes in the Warriors' 117-101 win over the Grizzlies on Monday. McKinnie saw plenty of playing time with Andre Iguodala (rest) sitting out the contest. The 26-year-old has actually logged over 20 minutes in three of the past four games overall, draining multiple threes in each of those contests. Now having seen double-digit minutes in five straight, McKinnie is enjoying a an uptick in fantasy appeal in deeper formats, as he brings both scoring and rebounding upside to the table.
McKinnie scored 19 points (7-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, an assist and a block in 27 minutes off the bench during Monday's 149-124 win over the Bulls. The Warriors' second unit got plenty of extra run in the rout, and McKinnie took full advantage, recording the first double-double of his brief NBA career. The 26-year-old hadn't played more than 18 minutes in any game this season prior to Monday, and until he carves out a more consistent role in the rotation, he won't be worth rostering in most fantasy formats.
McKinnie is starting Friday's preseason finale against the Lakers. McKinnie gets the nod at small forward with Kevin Durant slated to get the night off. He'll take the court alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Damian Jones. McKinnie isn't expected to make the final roster and figures to start the season with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
McKinnie had his two-way contract converted into a two-year, minimum deal on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The Warriors organization liked what it saw from McKinnie during camp, giving him a spot on the final roster. In 56 preseason minutes, McKinnie totaled 26 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.
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.
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