It’s a smaller deal, but the Cavs have made another move after acquiring Andre Drummond at the trade deadline.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Kelsey Russo, McKinnie has signed a four-year, $7.2 million contract. The 27-year-old wing has bounced around the NBA until now and was most recently on a series of 10-day contracts with the Cavs.
The total value of his contract will be $7.2M. https://t.co/nRNUciHjS8— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) February 7, 2020
Fear the Sword independently confirmed McKinnie’s deal.
For the Cavs, this is a smart, low-cost move. McKinnie is a solid bench wing on a team without any real wing depth and it’s an incredibly cheap contract that won’t hamper the taem in any way if they want to make other moves. It’s also possible — but not yet confirmed — that the last two years of the deal are non-guaranteed. That means he’s functionally only signed for the remainder of this year and next.
McKinnie will available when the Cavs next play on Sunday.