Kyle O’Quinn Agrees to 1-Year Deal with Sixers
The Philadelphia Sixers have signed free agent center Kyle O'Quinn to a one-year, for the veterans minimum, per Kyle Neubeck of Phillyvoice.com and have renounced their rights to Anzejs Pasecniks, the 25th pick in the 2017 Draft per Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Philly already used a chuck of their available cap space to add Al Horford on Sunday, but the team still had some moves to make, and adding a veteran big man like O'Quinn was on that list. O'Quinn likely slots in as a backup center behind Joel Embiid, who is expected to be rested much more this season.
O'Quinn inked a one-year, $4.5 million deal last offseason with the Indiana Pacers. The seven-year pro who was a second round pick in the 2012 draft out of Norfolk State. He's a solid defensive center, but a limited offensive player, scoring just 3.5 points per game last season in Indiana.
Pasecniks, a 7'2" center played overseas this past season, averaging just 14.3 minutes with 5.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.3 blocks.