According to Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice, backup PF/C Kyle O’Quinn is set to sign with the 76ers.
O'Quinn will be on a one year minimum deal.
In other Sixers news, they have renounced the rights to Anzejs Pasceniks, as @sam_amick first reported. Pasceniks and his agent expressed interest in making move to NBA, which would have forced Sixers to tender contract.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) July 2, 2019
Kyle O’Quin has been a bit of a journeyman in the NBA. He’s had stints with the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, and the Indian Pacers.
This signing should prove to be cheap and cheerful. O’Quinn has averaged 5.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game throughout his career, shooting 51% from the floor and 20.9% from beyond the arc.
The 29-year old spent last year with the Pacers, playing in 45 games and while coming off a down year, has long been an efficient player on both ends of the floor. The Sixers continue to bolster their bench with complimentary pieces who will be able to hold down the fort late in games.
O’Quin’s hard nose style of play will fit in perfectly with what the Sixers are doing. He’s a quality back up for Joel Embid and will fit in perfectly when Horford and Joel aren’t on the floor.
Not known much for his offense, but he’s definitely able to get up and down the floor, screen hard, play grind-it-out basketball for Brett Brown and the Sixers.
He’s not a stat filler at all and more so a role player but he’s been a very high efficient player for all of his former ball clubs.
With this move, the Sixers have solidified a solid back up center for their run next year. Kyle will sign the veterans minimum deal for one year.
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