O'Quinn started at center and compiled 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 31 minutes in Friday's 118-114 win over the Timberwolves. O'Quinn started for the fourth time in seven games with Joakim Noah (ankle) sitting out, but for the only time during that stretch, coach Jeff Hornacek opted to give him the bulk of the minutes at center, rather than having him split time with rookie Willy Hernangomez. The increased playing time helped O'Quinn establish season highs in scoring and rebounds, and he could receive the opportunity to routinely flirt with 30-minute workloads if Noah's injury ends up proving more problematic than expected.
O'Quinn contributed two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 106-104 win over the Timberwolves. O'Quinn got his third start of the season with Joakim Noah (ankle) unable to go. The 26-year-old matched his season high in rebounds and is averaging seven boards over the three starts, an uptick from 4.5 rebounds when coming off the bench. However, Marshall Plumlee played well during his career-high 19 minutes and, going forward, could factor into the now crowded center position for the Knicks that already features Noah, O'Quinn, Willy Hernangomez and Kristaps Porzingis.
O'Quinn tallied eight points (4-5 FG), eight rebounds and one block in 17 minutes during Sunday's win over the Hawks. O'Quinn got the start with Joakim Noah (illness) out, and recorded a season high in rebounds. However, the 26-year-old struggled with foul trouble early on and was forced to cede playing time to Willy Hernangomez, who saw 29 minutes. If Noah misses any additional time, O'Quinn and Hernangomez should once again be in line for more playing time, but Kristaps Porzingis may also see additional playing time at center for the Knicks.
O'Quinn will start at center for Sunday's matchup with the Hawks, Al Iannazzone of Newsday Sports reports. O'Quinn is averaging just 10.2 minutes per game so far this season, but Joakim Noah has come down with an illness and is sitting out during Sunday's game, which gives O'Quinn an opportunity to jump into the starting lineup and see an increased role. With the additional playing time, O'Quinn could be a potential value option in DFS contests Sunday, but his value will take a steep hit once Noah returns to the court, which could be as soon as Tuesday.
O'Quinn tallied two points (1-3 FG), two rebounds, one assist and one block across three minutes in Monday's 93-77 win over the Mavericks. O'Quinn opened the season as Joakim Noah's primary backup at center, but the veteran has seen his role dissipate of late with rookie Willy Hernangomez taking on more responsibilities off the bench. Since he's received five or fewer minutes in three of the last four games, it's difficult to get excited about O'Quinn's fantasy prospects, even in deeper leagues.
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