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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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The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Kyle O’Quinn, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

The Magic and O'Quinn agreed to a three-year contract that the team is expected to announce Thursday. "It's pretty emotional," O'Quinn told the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday night. "It's kind of like the final stage to all the work you've put in. It's another big day." The contract is guaranteed for the first season at $788,000, said O'Quinn's agent, Alberto Ebanks. The Magic will hold team options for the second and third seasons, and if the team exercises both options, the contract will be worth a total of $2.5 million. Orlando Sentinel

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It is one of the great rags-to-riches New York stories. Four years ago Kyle O’Quinn was graduating from Campus Magnet High in Queens with only one scholarship offer. On Wednesday night he signed a three-year, $2.5 million contract to play for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. “He couldn’t be more excited,” said Alberto Ebanks, his agent. “This is him fulfilling his dream, a dream a lot of people probably never envisioned.” New York Daily News

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The Sacramento Kings have just announced another group of players coming through on Sunday for a workout. No lottery picks in the bunch: Zack Rosen (Pennsylvania), Jamelle Barrett(Saskatchewan), Eli Holman (Indiana), Kyle O'Quinn(Norfolk St.), Kenny Gabriel (Auburn), Alex Young (IUPUI) Sulia

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Steve Kyler: Kyle O'Quinn says he thinks he can be like Serge Ibaka - Kenneth Faried... high motor agressive rebounder shot blocker dirty work guy. Twitter

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