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Kyle O'Quinn | Center/Forward | #9

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 250
College: Norfolk State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (19) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle O'Quinn came off the bench and hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 100-91 win over the Bulls.
KOQ had 11 points, nine boards and two blocks in his previous game, so he appears to be coming on a bit. But over his last five, he's averaging just 6.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks in 19 minutes. With Willy Hernangomez still starting, KOQ is a risky play, but it's entirely possible the Knicks turn him loose the rest of the way. If you need a center, he might be worth a flier after this one. Apr 5 - 12:08 AM

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Kyle O'Quinn made all seven of his free throws on Sunday, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds and a pair of blocks in 17 minutes off the bench.

KOQ went just 2-of-7 from the field and poor shooting was endemic for the Knicks today, as they finished just 38.8 percent as a team. One of the only players to score efficiently was starting center Willy Hernangomez, who pitched in 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, three boards, three assists and two steals in 19 minutes. As long as Hernangomez is healthy, there's no reason to own O'Quinn.
Apr 2 - 3:54 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored six points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He's basically just Willy Hernagomez's backup right now and the Knicks only rolled with a KOQ-Willy combo for just four minutes combined in the last two games. He can still have some value with 20 minutes, so give him a look if you're in need of an across-the-board big man with low scoring. Although, his value will drop if Carmelo Anthony (knee) returns.
Mar 25 - 11:12 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored four points with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

The Knicks not having most of their depth up front allowed O'Quinn to get some decent run off the bench. O'Quinn only played 12 minutes combined in his previous two games, so he would need Lance Thomas (hip) and Carmelo Anthony (knee) to miss additional games. KOQ is only worth a speculative look until we know more about how much time Melo is going to miss.
Mar 24 - 12:28 AM

Kyle O'Quinn filled it up off the bench against the Nets on Thursday, scoring a season-high 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Thursday.

Leave it to Kyle Yoyo'Quinn to have a DNP-CD on Tuesday and bust out the next game. Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) not playing in this game explains most of it and Willy Hernangomez also had some foul trouble. With KP not expected to miss many games, KOQ is only a speculative add.
Mar 16 - 10:47 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored two points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

Since Kristaps Porzingis returned, O'Quinn's playing time and statistical output has fallen off. In those six, he averaged just 5.0 points, 5.8 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.2 steals in 14.9 minutes. In addition, the emergence of Willy Hernangomez has moved KOQ down a peg when the Knicks are healthy. We'll see him have a good game or two at some point, though.
Mar 11 - 8:00 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored seven points with four rebounds and one block in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

He actually wasn't chalk in DFS, but he flopped again. The Knicks hinted that they will be playing Kristaps Porzingis more at the five, which spells trouble for O'Quinn once Willy Hernangomez is back. He will likely trend down soon.
Mar 3 - 10:44 PM

Kyle O'Quinn unexpectedly came off the bench vs. Orlando on Wednesday, posting four points, seven rebounds, four assists and one block in 19 minutes.

Willy Hernangomez was out with an ankle injury, and Joakim Noah (knee) is out of the picture entirely, but it was Kristaps Porzingis who got the starting nod tonight. All O'Quinn needs is reliable playing time to be a fantasy factor, and even with Hernangomez healthy he should get minutes in the low to mid-20s most nights. He's a viable option if you need a cheap big man.
Mar 1 - 10:07 PM

Kyle O'Quinn will not start vs. the Magic on Wednesday, as was previously reported.

Kristaps Porzingis will start at center tonight, in the absence of Willy Hernangomez (ankle), and the last-minute switch is a severe disappointment for anyone who rolled out KOQ tonight. He should still get solid playing time as the primary backup big man, however, so it shouldn't be a total wash.

Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Magic, with Willy Hernangomez (ankle) unavailable.

With Marshall Plumlee as the only other healthy center on the roster for Wednesday's game, there's a chance O'Quinn could flirt with minutes in the 30s tonight, so he's certainly someone to consider as a streamer or low-budget DFS play. Kristaps Porzingis could also spend some time at the five, so he too figures to see heavy minutes with Joakim Noah (knee) and Hernangomez out.
Mar 1 - 11:00 AM

Kyle O'Quinn will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Magic if Willy Hernangomez (ankle) is unavailable.

Joakim Noah (knee) is likely done for the season, and if Hernangomez can't give it a go on Wednesday, O'Quinn could be forced into heavy minutes as the last man standing amongst the New York centers. With a favorable matchup against Orlando, O'Quinn will be someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or low-budget DFS option on Wednesday night, assuming Hernangomez is out.
Source: ESPN
Feb 28 - 6:51 PM

Kyle O'Quinn played 15 minutes on Monday vs. the Raptors, finishing with four points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks.

Foul trouble has been an issue all season and he picked up three fouls in 15 minutes in this one. Regardless, KOQ's outlook is promising with Joakim Noah (knee surgery) expected to miss the rest of the season, so if you can put up with some bumps in the road, KOQ has enough upside to warrant a roster spot in standard leagues. He scored nine points with five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
Feb 27 - 10:58 PM

Kyle O'Quinn scored nine points with five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

A 4x5 will work for KOQ. Kristaps Porzingis (ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) did not play in this game while Willy Hernangomez was in some foul trouble, so it was a perfect storm for O'Quinn. We've seen about a dozen big games from him this year, but he can fall off faster than just about anyone. If you want to add him, just remember you might be dropping him after his next game.
Feb 25 - 10:54 PM

Updating a previous report, the Knicks will start Lance Thomas in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles).

The Knicks listed Kyle O'Quinn as the starter initially, but they changed their mind right before tip-off. KOQ is still expected to get decent burn against Philly, but he's a volatile fantasy option with a high ceiling and very low floor.
Feb 25 - 7:45 PM

The Knicks will start Carmelo Anthony, Willy Hernangomez, Kyle O'Quinn, Derrick Rose and Courtney Lee against the 76ers on Saturday.

The Knicks will go bigger against the 76ers, which is interesting against a guy like Dario Saric at the four. O'Quinn will be worth a look in the short term, but he's as unpredictable as they come.
Feb 25 - 7:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ramon Sessions
2Frank Ntilikina
3Ron Baker
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Courtney Lee
3Damyean Dotson
SF1Doug McDermott
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
C1Willy Hernangomez
2Enes Kanter
3Joakim Noah
4Kyle O'Quinn