O'Quinn (illness/calf) will play Monday against the 76ers, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. O'Quinn's status was a question mark after the Knicks acknowledged that he was dealing with a calf strain in addition to his existing illness, but neither issue is inhibited much an hour before the game. With that in mind, look for O'Quinn to serve as the top backup to starting center Enes Kanter, a role that has afforded the former 19.4 minutes per game over the Knicks' last five outings.
O'Quinn is dealing with a calf strain in addition to an illness and appears questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. Initially listed as probable on the Knicks' injury report with the ailment, O'Quinn's status for the Christmas Day clash now appears to be in more peril with the news he's also slowed by a calf injury. The Knicks will likely check back on how O'Quinn is feeling ahead of pregame warmups before a determination is made on his availability. The reserve big man is averaging 8.0 points (on 60 percent shooting from the field), 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game over his last five contests.
O'Quinn is probable for Monday's Christmas Day clash with the 76ers, despite dealing with an illness, Knicks beat writer Brian Heyman reports. O'Quinn's status was in question after he missed practice due because he was under the weather. The New York native was on the court for just 12 minutes of action Friday in which he recorded four points, two rebounds and three assists. While O'Quinn won't be detrowning Enes Kanter from the starting center role, he should be available to come off the bench.
O'Quinn recorded 10 points (5-6 FG), three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 16 minutes during Monday's 109-91 loss to the Hornets. O'Quinn reached double digits in scoring for the sixth time through 30 appearances this season. While he remains an inconsistent option outside of deeper leagues, O'Quinn is averaging career highs in points (6.5), rebounds (6.0), and dimes (2.0) while boasting career-best shooting percentages from the field (57.7) and the charity stripe (78.3).
O'Quinn will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press reports. O'Quinn has started the last three games for the injured Enes Kanter (back), averaging an impressive 10.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 block across 24.7 minutes. However, with Kanter healthy and back in the top unit, O'Quinn will head to the bench and will likely see a role reduction back to the 16.9 minutes per game he's averaged this season. With that said, O'Quinn takes a big hit to his fantasy value moving forward with Kanter available.
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