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Kyle O'Quinn | Center/Forward | #9

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Norfolk State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (19) / ORL
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Kyle O'Quinn continued his streak of strong performances on Sunday with four points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 21 minutes vs. the Spurs.
The scoring wasn't there for KOQ tonight, but he chipped in enough to satisfy owners in standard formats. Joakim Noah (hamstring) is already being called doubtful for Wednesday's game and the Knicks are likely to rest him through the All-Star break, so O'Quinn should be a safe option in New York's final game before the break. Feb 12 - 7:00 PM

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Kyle O'Quinn was terrific off the bench with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and four blocks in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

Coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with him at center in one of O'Quinn's best games of the year. A good game out of the blue is nothing new for O'Quinn and he should have another chance to perform on Sunday with Joakim Noah (hamstring) unlikely. He's a little unreliable, so we would only suggest adding him if you have something you're not going to miss.
Feb 10 - 9:57 PM

Kyle O'Quinn racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 119-115 loss to L.A.

O'Quinn is all over the place and tonight's line comes on the heels of two games in which he averaged 8.5 points and 3.0 boards with zero defensive stats. He's a pure gamble in DFS and as a streaming option, although the absence of Joakim Noah (hamstring) does improve his odds of erupting again this week.
Feb 9 - 1:49 AM

Kyle O'Quinn started for Joakim Noah (hamstring) on Monday vs. the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting.

He racked up three fouls in 16 minutes which has been an issue for him all season, adding two boards and one assist. KOQ hit all six of his free throws, but it's clear that he's going to be a volatile option even if Noah misses more time (which seems likely). The Knicks do play three more times this week and KOQ can go off at any time, so feel free to roll the dice on him if you need a big.
Feb 6 - 10:34 PM

Kyle O'Quinn will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Lakers, with Joakim Noah (hamstring) unavailable.

Noah will probably miss additional time, so both KOQ and Willy Hernangomez are on the streaming radar this week. KOQ is prone to duds and gets into foul trouble a lot which gives him a low floor, but he's also capable of some monster lines which makes him a tournament option in DFS. In six previous starts this season, he has averaged 8.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block.
Feb 6 - 5:36 PM

Kyle O'Quinn is expected to start in place of Joakim Noah (hamstring) on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Willy Hernangomez is also an option, but coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes pairing the rookie with Brandon Jennings in the second unit -- Derrick Rose (ankle) is expected to return tonight. KOQ has averaged 8.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 block in six previous starts this season, and while he has solid upside, he's also prone to duds as well. He's on the streaming radar in the short term and is a potential DFS play on Monday night.
Source: ESPN
Feb 6 - 9:26 AM

Kyle O'Quinn started the second half against the Cavs on Saturday, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 13 minutes.

Joakim Noah (hamstring) is probably headed to the inactive list for a little while after he suffered a hamstring strain, came back in, and them was ruled out for the same reason moments late. In his previous six starts, O'Quinn averaged 8.3 points, 7.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals. That'll work for most owners, so he's worth a look for a short-term boost. To be clear, we definitely prefer Willy Hernangomez.
Feb 4 - 11:07 PM

Kyle O'Quinn double-doubled in 17 minutes vs. the Wizards on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

The per-minute monster was up to his old tricks again, but keep in mind that Kristaps Porzingis was out with an illness. KOQ's role fluctuates a ton and he played less than 10 minutes in three out of his last six games, so he's tough to rely on in standard leagues. If Porzingis is out again on Wednesday vs. the Nets, feel free to give KOQ a look as a streaming option.
Jan 31 - 10:05 PM

Kyle O'Quinn gave the Knicks a spark in the second half of Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in just 16 minutes.

Willy Hernangomez was the backup center in the first half and KOQ didn't even see the floor until the third quarter, but he made a huge impact on defense and coach Jeff Hornacek rewarded him down the stretch. KOQ is one of the most volatile fantasy assets around, so we can't get behind a pickup until he's doing this on a consistent basis. Hernangomez has the better outlook going forward.
Jan 27 - 10:21 PM

Kyle O'Quinn played just five minutes off the bench on Saturday, finishing with zero points and one rebound.

KOQ has been all over the place lately and had 14 points and eight boards in a start on Thursday. But with Joakim Noah back in action, O'Quinn barely got off the bench tonight. He's averaging a grand total of just 5.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 12.6 minutes per game over his last five. If you picked him up after back-to-back double-doubles on Jan. 11 and 12, you've probably already dropped him, as that hot run appears to have been a fluke.
Jan 21 - 11:11 PM

Kyle O'Quinn will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

He is coming off a great start, but coach Jeff Hornacek will shift him back to the bench behind Joakim Noah. O'Quinn can go off in a short amount of playing time and Noah won't play too much, so his value doesn't change in a big way.
Jan 21 - 7:10 PM

Kyle O'Quinn thrived in a start against the Wizards on Thursday, scoring 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in 21 minutes.

This comes on the heels of a 10-minute dud on Wednesday. We've called him Kyle Yo-Yo'Quinn before, so this obviously isn't a surprise to see him go off after many had high hopes for him. Joakim Noah (ankle) has a decent chance to play on Saturday, but feel free to give KOQ a look in standard leagues. His inconsistent play is maddening, though.
Jan 19 - 10:38 PM

Kyle O'Quinn flopped as a starter vs. Boston on Wednesday, scoring just two points with one rebound in 10 minutes.

Joakim Noah (ankle) and Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) were both out of commission tonight, but O'Quinn burned owners who deployed him for short-term value. Willy Hernangomez went off with 17 points and 11 boards off the bench tonight, and even Marshall Plumlee outplayed KOQ with five points, seven boards, three assists and two blocks. Noah is day-to-day and the 'hot hand' approach at the center spot makes O'Quinn too unreliable to own.
Jan 18 - 11:23 PM

Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

O'Quinn is about as hit-or-miss as they come, but with Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles), Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) and Noah all on the sidelines Wednesday night, he's sure looking at a good amount of opportunity. He's someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer or DFS punt play.
Jan 18 - 6:49 PM

Kyle O’Quinn scores 12 points with 11 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in Thursday’s win over the Bulls.

O’Quinn played just 16 minutes despite Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) being out, but he was still able to record his fifth double-double of the season and his second consecutive one. It is not surprising to see him be productive in limited time, as he has done it several times before. O’Quinn has some short-term fantasy appeal, if Porzingis misses any more games and on nights when Joakim Noah is resting.
Jan 12 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Brandon Jennings
3Ron Baker
4Sasha Vujacic
SG1Courtney Lee
2Justin Holiday
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Maurice Ndour
C1Joakim Noah
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Willy Hernangomez
4Marshall Plumlee