Kyle O'Quinn chipped in eight points (4-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal across 19 minutes in Thursday's 103-93 loss to the Raptors.
O'Quinn was in contention for a starting job back in training camp, but with rookie Kristaps Porzingis quickly establishing himself as an NBA-ready talent, the 25-year-old has been stuck in a reserve role all season. However, Porzingis fell ill shortly before game time Thursday, which enabled O'Quinn to earn his first starting chance of the season. As the 4-for-13 shooting mark would suggest, O'Quinn didn't exactly make the most of his opportunity, and fellow big man Derrick Williams (28 minutes) ended up absorbing most of Porzingis' playing time. O'Quinn could still get another trial with the starters if Porzingis is forced to miss Friday's tilt with the Suns, but O'Quinn won't make for an especially enticing DFS play.
Kyle O'Quinn will draw the start Thursday versus the Raptors.
O'Quinn will benefit from Kristaps Porzingis' late scratch from the lineup. Many expected Derrick Williams to snatch Porzingis' starting spot, but the New York Knicks must like the matchups with a more traditional power forward. O'Quinn typically does not see much time in the rotation, but due to a litany of injuries he should see a much heavier workload than usual Thursday.
Kyle O'Quinn scored four points (2-2 FG) and added three rebounds and two assists across seven minutes in Monday's 119-113 double-overtime win over the 76ers.
After supplying 15 points in 21 minutes two days earlier against the Grizzlies, O'Quinn saw his playing time drop off considerably Monday, even though Kristaps Porzingis had to depart late in the fourth quarter with a sore right foot. Though it looks like O'Quinn is back in the rotation in some capacity after sitting out games Jan. 5 and Jan. 13, it doesn't appear he'll be able to count on getting more than 20 minutes of run with much regularity.
Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will return to action Saturday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
O'Quinn missed the New York Knicks previous two games, but will return to action Saturday. He will likely return to his usual workload of 15-20 minutes. He is averaging 5.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game this season.
Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Neither O'Quinn nor Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will go for the New York Knicks on Wednesday, despite both players going through a full shootaround Wednesday morning. O'Quinn will miss his second straight game after sitting out Monday against Orlando. Expect Derrick Williams and Kevin Seraphin to pick up a few extra minutes in his stead.
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