SAN JOSE -- Long past the moment when they could comfortably accommodate Pat McCaw, the Warriors on Friday practically ran out of any space at all.
In one 24-hour period that ended with a 119-105 loss to the Lakers on Friday night, the Warriors filled their second and final two-way spot by signing power forward Marcus Derrickson, while also settling on well-traveled small forward Alfonzo McKinnie as the 14th and final man on their NBA roster.
That spot had been held open for McCaw, who can play guard and some small forward.
But 18 days after the team convened to open training camp, McCaw remains unsigned and apart from the team. With the regular season four days away, the Warriors felt they had little choice but to move on.
At least for now, but probably for good, as head coach Steve Kerr said he’s comfortable with the wings on the roster.
“Alfonzo McKinnie is going to be good for us," Kerr told reporters Friday night. "You saw what he could do early with the starters. He’s versatile, athletic. You know what he can do and he’ll fit right in. Jacob [Evans III], we’ll throw him out there from time to time.”
The Warriors, players and coaches, have accepted McKinnie, who won them over with hustle and production. He wasn’t very efficient against the Lakers (2-of-14 shooting from the field), but his activity level has been consistently high. He grabbed a team-high seven rebounds Friday night.
Four other camp hopefuls -- Deyonta Davis, Danuel House Jr., Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Ulis -- were waived Friday morning.
Derrickson, a 6-foot-7, 249-pound power forward from Georgetown with a smooth 3-point shot -- 6-of-16 from deep in five preseason games -- joins wing Damion Lee on the two-way list. Lee has been sidelined with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.