McKinnie was claimed off waivers by the Cavaliers on Monday, Bobby Marks of ESPN.com reports.
McKinnie was waived by the Warriors just a few days prior, and he's since been added to the Cavs' roster to bolster their depth at forward. He figures to see the majority of his playing time at small forward and will battle with Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson for minutes.
McKinnie was waived by the Warriors on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The Warriors needed to clear a roster spot for Marquese Chriss, but this is a rather surprising call given that McKinne has started several preseason games and was a part of the regular rotation for much of last season. The UW-Green Bay product appeared in 72 contests in 2018-19, making five starts and averaging just under 14 minutes per game.
McKinnie had just three rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 126-93 preseason loss to the Lakers.
McKinnie was in the starting lineup Wednesday but did nothing with his opportunity. He missed all four of his shot attempts, putting up a big donut during 23 minutes on the floor. The improved play of Marquese Chriss (eight points and five rebounds) could have McKinnie on the roster bubble. Even if he does make the final roster, there is no reason to think he will have value in any league.
McKinnie will start Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
McKinnie will return to the starting lineup after a two-game stint off the bench. While he was impressive in Monday's loss to the Lakers, the move may be more to do with the fact that Glenn Robinson's missing Wednesday's game due to an illness.
McKinnie pitched in 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one block across 26 minutes during the Warriors' 104-98 preseason loss to the Lakers on Monday.
McKinnie appears to have the inside track on the starting small forward job over Glenn Robinson III to open the season, even as the latter drew the start Monday. McKinnie outpaced Robinson (six points, two rebounds) across the board Monday, and he also has the advantage of having logged 72 games in the coach Steve Kerr's system last season.
McKinnie will start at small forward for Saturday's preseason game against the Lakers, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
McKinnie has a strong chance of opening the 2019-20 campaign as the Warriors' starting small forward due to the departure of Kevin Durant. McKinnie started six games last season, averaging 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 21.7 minutes.
McKinnie could open the season as the Warriors' starting small forward, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
In the absence of Klay Thompson (knee), Golden State's options at small forward are admittedly rather bleak, but Slater wrote Tuesday that he believes McKinnie holds a slight advantage over Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III. Of the three, McKinnie has the most experience in the Warriors' system, and he's a proven hustler on the defense end who should help ease the burden on D'Angelo Russell and Steph Curry on that end of the floor. With that said, even if McKinnie starts and takes on an expanded role, he hasn't shown nearly enough upside to warrant consideration in most fantasy formats.
McKinnie tallied 12 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds across 26 minutes during the Warriors' 119-117 overtime win over the Trail Blazers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday.
McKinnie drew the start for Andre Iguodala (calf) and acquitted himself impressively. The 26-year-old wing was aggressive during his time on the court, displaying a willingness to fire away from distance. Iguodala's MRI came back clean, so there's certainly a chance he's available by Game 1 of the Finals against either the Bucks or Raptors. Therefore, McKinnie's opportunity Monday may well prove to be the high point of the postseason for him, as he's likely to go back to a minimal role once Iguodala and Kevin Durant (calf) both return to action.
McKinnie will draw the start in Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, ChrisChris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
With Andre Iguodala out with a strained left calf, McKinnie will draw the spot-start. McKinnie saw his postseason high with 21 minutes in Game 3, collecting five points and nine rebounds. Expect McKinnie to see a similar, if not larger, role Monday, and should continue to see a larger role if Iguodala is forced to miss any more time.
McKinnie finished with five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and a steal across 21 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
McKinnie played his most minutes of the 2019 postseason in Saturday's Game 3 victory. With Andre Iguodala (calf) the latest Warrior to be sidelined, McKinnie earned additional playing time and turned it into five points and nine boards. If Iguodala is forced to miss additional time moving forward, McKinnie would be a likely candidate to see a bump in minutes.
McKinnie will start Tuesday's contest against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
With Kevin Durant (flu) out, McKinnie will make his fifth start of the year. Across four prior starts, he's averaging 5.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.8 minutes.
McKinnie had just seven points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 128-95 loss to the Celtics.
McKinnie replaced Klay Thompson (knee) in the starting lineup Tuesday but failed to make any noise from a fantasy perspective. The game was also a blowout which meant basically all the starters saw limited playing time. Thompson's injury doesn't sound too serious and he could be back as soon as Friday against the Nuggets. The move would likely send McKinnie back to the bench and into fantasy obscurity once more.
McKinnie (hip) will play and start at shooting guard for Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
McKinnie drew the start for Klay Thompson (knew) in the Warriors' previous two games, but was forced out early in their most recent one against the Sixers. Barring any setbacks, he should see a heavier workload than his typical reserve role.
McKinnie (hip) is available Tuesday against the Celtics.
A bruised left hip was causing McKinnie discomfort, but he'll be able to play Tuesday. He'll resume his role as a deep bench option for Golden State.
McKinnie (hip) was on the floor for Tuesday's shootaround, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
McKinnie took another step in the right direction as he managed to get some shots up. He remains probable for Tuesday's contest with Boston, and he figures to be in line for more run if Klay Thompson (knee) is unavailable.
McKinnie (hip) is expected to play Tuesday against the Celtics.
McKinnie made a spot start Saturday but had to depart the contest after suffering a left hip bruise. He should be able to play through the issue, however, and if Klay Thompson (knee) is ruled out once again, McKinnie could be in line for a second straight start.
McKinnie won't return to Saturday's game against the Sixers after suffering a left hip bruise.
McKinnie entered the starting lineup with Klay Thompson (knee) sidelined, but was only able to play seven minutes before leaving the game. The 26-year-old's availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics is now unclear.
McKinnie will start Saturday's game in place of Klay Thompson (knee), Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
It'll be the second consecutive start for McKinnie, who filled in Thursday against Orlando when Kevin Durant sat out to rest. In that game, McKinnie played 24 minutes and finished with four points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
McKinnie will start Thursday's matchup against the Magic, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Kevin Durant is getting the night off for rest, so McKinnie will draw his second start of the year. His first start came Jan. 31 against the 76ers, and he posted 11 points and four rebounds across 27 minutes.
McKinnie will come off the bench Saturday against the Lakers, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
McKinnie, who started in place of Klay Thompson (illness) Thursday, will return to the bench Saturday with Thompson healthy. As a reserve, he's averaging 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.5 minutes.
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