Steve Kerr Discusses Alfonzo McKinnie's Longer-than-expected Absence

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Alfonzo McKinnie is still dealing with left foot soreness and has not appeared in a game since Nov. 15 at Houston.

Prior to the Warriors' game in Toronto on Thursday night, Steve Kerr provided an update on McKinnie's status.

"He had an MRI on the road (in) Houston. That MRI, like some MRIs, wasn't exactly accurate. You have to go on symptoms. You can't just base everything on imaging. His symptoms unfortunately have lingered and so he's taken longer than expected to heal.

"It's unfortunate for him and for us but it's just the reality of the situation."

Over a six-game stretch from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5, McKinnie averaged 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 62.5 percent overall 66.7 percent from deep. He was truly one of the great stories in the entire league.

Over the next five games, his averages dropped to 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds on 37.5 percent overall and 27.3 percent from 3-point territory. Perhaps the foot soreness is partially responsible for McKinnie's dip in production. It's unclear if it was a specific moment that led to the injury or if it was something that built up over time.

Is he actually getting better?

"He is, but the progress is slower than we had hoped," Kerr answered.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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