Kyle O'Quinn Rumors

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Kyle O'Quinn
Kyle O'Quinn
Position: F-C
Born: 03/26/90
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $4,087,500
O’Quinn has a $4.25-million player option for next season. When that is brought up by a reporter, he quickly dismisses it. But a popular opinion is that O’Quinn, who will turn 28 later this month, will opt out and try to get a more lucrative long-term contract after what has been his most productive and consistent season. He certainly should have options. “I hope this is my best option,” O’Quinn said.
His case could be one in which he gives the Knicks a hometown discount. O’Quinn, who is very close to his mother, has loved playing near his home the past three years after joining the Knicks in a sign-and-trade with Orlando. “Being next to my mom is the best,” O’Quinn said. “Being next to my family, you can’t put no measure on that. The reality is you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t going to be in Orlando my whole career. Anything can happen. We’re open to anything. But [staying close to home], that’s a question you know the answer to.”
One of the Knicks’ guys in the middle, backup center Kyle O’Quinn, learned he is in the middle of the current FBI probe into of one of the worst-ever NCAA basketball scandals. O’Quinn on Friday defended himself and denied any involvement in the acceptance of an illegal loan. “I don’t know too much about the discovery. I haven’t seen too much about it,” said O’Quinn of the evidence collected by the feds in their probe of corruption in college athletics. “I got a brief preview of it when I came to practice today. … Hearing my name as part of it. I don’t think I needed a $1,800 loan within the last couple years. I’m doing OK.”
Storyline: NCAA Scandal
O’Quinn is among more than two dozen players named. He is listed as receiving an $1,887.06 loan. When O’Quinn came out of Norfolk State, he was represented by Albert Ebanks. O’Quinn aligned with Miller after turning pro. When asked again about the reports of accepting the loan, O’Quinn was firm in his denial. “How many times you going to ask me that? I said no, right?” O’Quinn said. “You want to ask me again?”