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Top Alfonzo McKinnie News

  • Alfonzo McKinnie: Waived by Lakers

    McKinnie was waived by the Lakers on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The Lakers made many moves to bolster their depth over the past two days, so McKinnie quickly became expendable. He's appeared in 165 games across his four NBA seasons with career averages of 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.6 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Active Sunday

    McKinnie (foot) is active for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

    McKinnie will be available for the Lakers as expected. Across 38 games played this season, McKinnie is averaging 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Probable vs. Pelicans

    McKinnie (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

    McKinnie should be available despite a sprained right foot. He didn't appear in the rotation in Saturday's win over Indiana.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Available Saturday

    McKinnie (foot) is available Saturday against the Pacers, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    McKinnie isn't a regular part of the rotation so we shouldn't be surprised if he doesn't see the court.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Questionable with sprained foot

    McKinnie is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Pacers due to a sprained right foot.

    McKinnie's role in the rotation has been spotty all season. If he's out for an extended period of time, it won't affect fantasy.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Scores 10

    McKinnie totaled 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-1 FT, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 124-122 win over the Rockets.

    The Lakers were without guards Dennis Schroder (Covid-19) and Alex Caruso (foot) Wednesday, which allowed McKinnie to see some extended playing time. The 28-year-old made the most of his opportunity by providing an efficient shooting night. Over the last month, McKinnie has proven valuable in this exact spot, scoring nine-plus points in his last four contests where he has seen at least 10-plus minutes.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Provides lift off bench

    McKinnie tallied 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across 16 minutes Thursday in the Lakers' 121-113 loss to the Celtics.

    The scoring total was one point off a season high for McKinnie, who took on an expanded role off the bench with all of LeBron James (knee), Anthony Davis (calf), Andre Drummond (toe), Markieff Morris (ankle) and Jared Dudley (knee) sidelined. All of Davis, Drummond and Morris appear likely to return to the lineup within the next week, so McKinnie could find himself out of the rotation once the Lakers have more frontcourt options available.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Available Tuesday

    McKinnie (COVID-19 protocols) is available for Tuesday's contest against the Hornets, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    After sitting out one game due to healthy and safety protocols, McKinnie will be back in the rotation Tuesday. Across his past five appearances, he's averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Uncertain for Tuesday

    McKinnie (COVID-19 protocols) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Charlotte, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    McKinnie missed Monday's game due to health and safety protocols, but considering he has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's contest, it's likely he did not test positive for COVID-19. The 28-year-old could see action off the bench Tuesday while the team remains banged up.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Enters health and safety protocols

    McKinnie (health and safety protocols) will be unavailable for Monday's game against the Knicks, Brad Turner of the LA Times reports.

    It's unclear if McKinnie actually tested positive for the virus, but either way he figures to miss at least a few games while passing through the league's COVID-19 protocols. McKinnie played a season-high 27 minutes in Saturday's win at Brooklyn, finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists and one steal.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Scores four off bench Thursday

    McKinnie recorded four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound during Thursday's loss to Miami.

    McKinnie registered his first points in nearly a week, as the forward last posted four points against the Spurs on April 2. Over his past six games, McKinnie has totaled 12 points and five rebounds across 26 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Drops eight points off bench

    McKinnie posted eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and one rebound during Tuesday's loss to New Orleans.

    McKinnie recorded his first points since tallying five against the Timberwolves on March 16, snapping a streak of three straight scoreless outings. The forward currently has just one contest in double figures with a season-high 11 points coming March 3 versus the Kings.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Not at practice Thursday

    McKinnie was not at Lakers practice Thursday due to an excused absence, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll report.

    It's not exactly clear why McKinnie isn't available, but it seems likely he'll be back relatively soon. That said, he's not expected to play a significant role on the team this season, so his absence won't affect coach Frank Vogel's rotation.

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  • Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Heading to Lakers

    McKinnie has been traded to the Lakers in exchange for JaVale McGee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    McKinnie, as well as Jordan Bell, are heading to the Lakers as part of the reported McGee deal. McKinnie has seen limited action in the league over the past two seasons, averaging just 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds with the Cavs in 2019-20. However, the forward, who's on a team-friendly contract, could provide experience off the bench if the Lakers choose to keep him.

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  • Cavaliers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Gets 20 minutes in return

    McKinnie (heel) played 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 104-102 loss to the Nuggets, finishing with eight points (4-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal.

    McKinnie played for the first time in the second half after he had been sidelined since the Cavaliers' final game before the All-Star break while contending with plantar fasciitis. It's worth noting that the Cavaliers were without six players due to injury for the contest, so McKinnie could fade into a smaller role once the likes of Andre Drummond (calf), Darius Garland (groin) and Kevin Porter (concussion) are all back in action.

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  • Cavaliers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Set to return Saturday

    McKinnie (heel) is expected to play Saturday against the Nuggets, Spencer Davies of reports.

    McKinnie had been absent for the last eight games due to plantar fasciitis. He's averaged a modest 14.4 minutes this season, and it's unclear how much he'll be asked to do in his first game back.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 29
School: Wis.-Green Bay
Experience: 4