November 27, 2017, 11:34 pm
Kyle O’Quinn played well in a start for Enes Kanter (back) on Monday in the 91-103 loss to the Blazers, scoring eight points with 11 boards and three assists in 25 minutes.
O’Quinn was having fun banging down low against Jusuf Nurkic and Ed Davis but failed to get any defensive stats tonight. Enes Kanter was able to make it to the bench, the previous games he stayed in the locker room for treatment so his back is starting to loosen up. O’Quinn will have consistent value while Kanter is hurt but with Willy Hernangomez and Joakim Noah getting some playing time the door may be opening for some competition for O’Quinn’s minutes.