The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed small forward Alfonzo McKinnie to a 10-day contract after letting his contract expire earlier this week.
Alfonzo McKinnie is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs announced the deal Thursday.
McKinnie’s previous 10-day contract expired on Monday and a new deal was not signed at that time.
Alfonzo McKinnie has appear in 29 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. McKinnie is averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game. Playing time has increased for McKinnie since January 4th. McKinnnie is averaging 22.1 minutes per game, this has led to an increase in scoring (6.5 points) and rebounds (4.9) per game.
Cleveland will be without two players for the rest of the season (Kevin Porter Jr. and Dylan Windler) and another (Ante ZIzic) for an indefinite period of time. Bringing back McKinnie makes senes for a team that needs players to play significant minutes. Signing players to 10-day and two-way contracts may be a way to fill out their roster on the fly.
Will Alfonzo McKinnie remain in Cleveland for the reminder of the season? That’s hard to say. Cleveland already let his contract expire once. It is possible that it could happen again.