The Chicago Bulls signed Alfonzo McKinnie to a standard NBA contract for the remainder of the season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Shortly after he became the first player to parlay his hardship exception deal into a full one, McKinnie, as well as Tony Bradley, entered health and safety protocols.
McKinnie and Bradley are the 13th and 14th Bulls' players to enter COVID protocols this season.
McKinnie is averaging eight points on 45% shooting from the field and 50% shooting from deep through three games since joining the team on Dec. 10. The 29-year-old Chicago native scored 16 points and tied a career-high with four made three-pointers against the Rockets on Dec. 20.
This is McKinnie’s fifth season in the NBA. He’s also played for the Raptors, Warriors, Cavaliers, and Lakers.
The Bulls waived Alize Johnson in a corresponding move. Johnson averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16 appearances this season.