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Kyle O'Quinn | Center/Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Norfolk State
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Kyle O'Quinn did not leave the Magic bench on Sunday.
James Borrego will remain the interim coach through the regular season, which effectively destroys O'Quinn's rest-of-season outlook. He played one minute in Friday's game and it may require a Channing Frye injury to thrust KOQ back onto the standard-league fantasy radar. Feb 22 - 9:05 PM

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Kyle O'Quinn continued to plummet on Friday with just one minute on the floor.

After a somewhat promising start KOQ has hit the ocean floor and is waiver wire fodder.
Feb 21 - 12:27 AM

Kyle O'Quinn scored just one point with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 17 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He picked up some extra run with Channing Frye dislocating his finger tonight. O'Quinn has not seen an increase in his output since Jacque Vaughn was let go, averaging 2.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.4 assists and 0.6 blocks on 29.4 percent from the field in his last five. Unless Frye misses time, he can be left on the wire.
Feb 11 - 10:20 PM

Kyle O'Quinn came off the bench for three points on 1-of-7 shooting in 23 minutes on Sunday, adding five rebounds, three assists and one steal in a disappointing one-point loss to the Bulls.

Four of O'Quinn's shot attempts came from downtown -- he didn't make any of them, but this is still an encouraging development under interim coach James Borrego. Deep-league owners should stash O'Quinn for his across-the-board potential, and all owners should be monitoring his role and production.
Feb 8 - 11:39 PM

Kyle O'Quinn played just 12 minutes against the Lakers on Friday with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

Coach James Borrego usually preaches defense when he's interviewed and did so during the game today, but he didn't use his best rim protector. If you picked up O'Quinn in hopes that he'll turn it around, this is not a good sign. His upside is high enough to give him another chance unless there's something promising on the wire.
Feb 6 - 9:48 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Thunder.

There's the old KOQ we know and love, but coming off of a DNP-CD on Saturday he's still a tough pickup. Like many of the Magic players, he has looked lost throughout the last month while Jacque Vaughn has tinkered and Vaughn could be on the way out soon. Watch him closely and in 12-14 team 9-cat leagues consider a speculative add. A little goes a long way with O'Quinn.
Feb 3 - 2:01 AM

Kyle O'Quinn was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

Coach Jacque Vaughn doesn't like O'Quinn, but that should be irrelevant soon. If you're looking for a high-upside stash in a deep league, give him a look.
Jan 31 - 10:21 PM

Kyle O'Quinn picked up some extra run in garbage time against the Bucks on Thursday with seven points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

While O'Quinn has lost a lot of playing time in the past month, there's some new hope. Coach Jacque Vaughn is believed to be on the hot seat, so maybe the potential replacement wants to play KOQ. The Magic's biggest issue has been rim protection, so getting O'Quinn out there more often makes sense. There is upside and fantasy owners can give him a look as a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Jan 29 - 10:42 PM

Kyle O'Quinn played just 12 minutes on Monday, scoring eight points on 3-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

O'Quinn's per-minute numbers have stopped being the issue but now the minutes are a problem. He needs to have 18-22 minutes to have consistent fantasy value.
Jan 12 - 11:24 PM

Kyle O'Quinn went hitless on four field goal attempts and did not score on Friday, but he did post seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 28 minutes.

O'Quinn's value doesn't come from his scoring but rather his across the board contributions. If you believe the recent slump is less important than the 50 or so games of mid-to-late round value dating back to February, you may want to give him a look.
Jan 10 - 3:21 AM

Kyle O'Quinn made 1-of-6 from the field for three points and two rebounds against the Hornets on Saturday.

Channing Frye suffered an elbow injury and he could miss time. O'Quinn's minutes have been in the cellar for the past four games, but they could be on their way up. If you have held him, there's a good chance he heats up. If he's on the wire, there's not much incentive to add him until there is more information on Frye's status.
Jan 3 - 9:47 PM

Kyle O'Quinn's struggles continued in the Magic's 100-98 loss to the Nets on Friday, as he managed just four points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.

O'Quinn typically isn't a feast or famine player, but since his 18-point, 13-rebound explosion last week he's been a ghost on the stat sheet. Drop him if you'd like, but don't be surprised if he's producing again at some point.
Jan 2 - 10:28 PM

Kyle O'Quinn's streak of quiet games extended to four on Tuesday, as he posted only six points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes as Orlando's starting PF.

The starting job hasn't been kind to O'Quinn, who will begin re-appearing on waiver wires after averaging 3.6 points over the past four games. He has enough upside to monitor closely all season, but we can't blame owners for dumping him for a free agent who is actually producing.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Kyle O'Quinn played just 17 minutes against the Heat on Monday with five points, two boards, one assist and one block.

That's three games with 17 or less minutes for O'Quinn. That's pretty much where he's been off the bench while Nikola Vucevic was healthy, so coach Jacque Vaughn has basically just shuffled who he gets his minutes next to. As discouraging as the low minutes are, O'Quinn is still capable of putting up late-round value with minutes in the low 20s. All that said, he's not a must-own player anymore.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Kyle O'Quinn went from 16 percent body fat to nine percent body fat with an improved diet during the offseason.

"It’s kind of hard to eat a fried chicken sandwich with the cheese hanging off when these guys are ordering pasta with no sauce," O’Quinn said. O'Quinn cut out sugar, stopped eating cheese and increased his water intake. He's also changed his postgame meal from something related to fast food to cleaner options like fish and pasta. "I used to eat terribly," he said. Portion control is still something O'Quinn is learning about, and a chef at the Magic facility is helping him with meal planning. It's a pretty easy change to make, and hopefully O'Quinn inspires others to follow suit, as well.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:03:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Willie Green
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
3Aaron Gordon
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon