The Golden State Warriors have a knack for getting consistent production from unknown players - Patrick McCaw, Quinn Cook, Kevon Looney, and Ian Clark to name a few.
We can now safely add Alfonzo McKinnie to that list. Wait...who?
Players like McKinnie get overshadowed on star-studded team like Golden State but his value has been apparent to the Warriors' 8-1 record.
Wow. What a sequence from Alfonzo McKinnie: he recovers to block Dinwiddie at the rim, and then hits the running bank shot pic.twitter.com/s0aTM1RaMm— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) October 28, 2018
Steve Kerr is giving the 26-year-old just under 12 minutes per game and he is not disappointing his head coach.
The second-year man from Green Bay, yes Green Bay, has appeared in all nine games for Dubs this season and is averaging 5.9 points to go with 3.9 minutes in under 12 minutes per game.
If you equate those numbers through 48 minutes, you'll be left with one conclusion - McKinnie is productive. Take a look at his unlikely journey to the Warriors rotation.
The tale of Alfonzo McKinnie is incredible:— Adam Johnson (@AdamJ_NBAGL) October 29, 2018
Pay for own G League Tryout? ☑️
Make @windycitybulls roster? ☑️
Average 14.9 pts & 9.2 rebs? ☑️
Earn roster spot with Raptors?☑️
Earn roster spot w/ warriors? ☑️
Play quality rotation minutes? ☑️
What a ride.
Oh yeah, he's shooting over 53 percent from the floor and three!
Leave it to the two-time defending champions to find quality in a journeyman who has struggled to find a stable home in the NBA.