HoopsHype Kyle O'Quinn rumors

December 11, 2014 Updates

"I think Kyle O'Quinn has a bright future in this league," Gortat said before his Washington Wizards played the Magic at the Amway Center on Wednesday. "He's just got to continue to work on everything he does, and obviously he can knock down some shots from outside. He's a physical big man who can rebound the ball, but at the end of the day, he has to get inside, play something on the post and try to fight. "Having a guy like Nik Vucevic on the team kind of reminds me of the same situation like I had with Dwight Howard. I just wish him all the best." Orlando Sentinel

December 7, 2014 Updates

His agents no doubt will remind league executives about that number when he becomes a restricted free agent in July. Because he'll be only 25 years old and because he plays two positions — including center, where there is a dearth of talent — he could command a big payday. "I approach it the same way as if I knew how much I'll make next year," O'Quinn said. "I'm big on my faith, and I think God has a plan for me. And whatever happens, happens." Orlando Sentinel

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Josh Robbins: The #Magic are listing Kyle O'Quinn (sprained left ankle) as out for tonight's game in Philly. O'Quinn's absence will hurt on the 2nd night of a back-to-back after Vucevic played 40 minutes and Frye played 36 on Tues. Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

October 30, 2014 Updates

Josh Robbins: Channing Frye will be made active tonight, while Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will shift to the inactive list. Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

October 19, 2014 Updates

Still, if O’Quinn can add a long-range shot to his arsenal, it would have a beneficial impact for the Magic — and for O’Quinn. “It could open up a lot of things,” O’Quinn said. “Number one, me and Vooch [center Nik Vucevic] might see more minutes together. We won’t just clog the paint. He’s a better finisher in the paint, a better post-up player. So if we let him have the paint, it’s probably to our advantage. And it may give me a couple more minutes because I’m not sitting on top of him, crowding his space. So I could space out, I guess, and help out the spacing of the team.” The Magic recognize the value of a stretch 4. Orlando Sentinel

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