Warriors waive Alfonso McKinnie, Marquese Chriss expected to make final roster

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Golden State Warriors have waived forward Alphonso McKinnie and will retain Marquese Chriss with that created opening.

Chriss, who was taken eighth overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns , averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his two years with the club. Last August he, along with Brandon Knight was traded to the Houston Rockets for Ryan Anthony and De’Anthony Melton. After just sixteen appearances for the Rockets, he was then shipped to Houston right at February’s trade deadline.

Chriss has opened some eyes in Golden State this preseason, averaging 9.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks on 60.9 percent shooting from the field. With his play, McKinnie became expendable.

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