The Pacers battled a devastating injury and fought til the end
October 15, 2019, 10:14 pmNorvel PelleC, Philadelphia Sixers
Norvel Pelle went 6-for-7 from the field and hit his only free throw, good for 13 points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night in a winning effort.
Pelle is on a two-way contract right now, so he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in fantasy this year. However, he did block 3.0 shots per game in under 23 minutes over 36 G League games last season. Just someone to know for the future, though he is already 26. Fellow reserve center Kyle O'Quinn had 11 boards, 5 dimes and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench.
July 11, 2019, 5:33 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers have announced the signing of Kyle O'Quinn.
O'Quinn agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal. While we know that KOQ can deliver some fun fantasy numbers, he is unlikely to get the chance playing behind Joel Embiid and Al Horford up front. He's a luxury for the Sixers to have and can give the team some quality minutes on the nights where he's needed for 10-15 minutes, but fantasy owners can ignore O'Quinn outside of deep leagues next season.
Source: Phliadelphia 76ers
July 1, 2019, 9:30 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Philadelphia Sixers
Kyle O'Quinn has agreed to a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Sixers.
O'Quinn has bounced around and the 29-year-old will join his fourth team in his eighth NBA season. He's always been a beast when it comes to per-minute rebounds and blocks, but he's rarely had the chance to get enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant. He'll likely find a role as a third-string center once again. Keep him in mind if Joel Embiid is ever looking at an extended absence.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 11:45 amKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Per Alex Kennedy, Kyle O'Quinn is receiving interest from the Hawks, Magic, 76ers, Bulls, Kings and Knicks.
O'Quinn was assumed to not be in the Pacers' plans after they selected Goga Bitadze in the first round, and he is proving to be one of the more sought after cheap centers on the market. He can be a very appealing fantasy player when given the appropriate amount of minutes, which he could find in a few of the situations presented here.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 9:07 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn took his forearm to Trae Young's head in Wednesday night's game, earning him an ejection in the 2nd quarter.
O’Quinn ended his night with six points, two rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 10 minutes. Owners have always had reason to keep one close eye on O’Quinn throughout an NBA season, as any opening in playing time could yield fantasy gold with the type stat-set he brings to the table. Unfortunately, O’Quinn saw little opportunity to crack the Pacers’ rotation this year, averaging just 8.2 minutes per game while finishing outside the top-350 in value. He’ll be a free agent this offseason, and if he finds himself in the right situation he could again return to being a source for low-end value.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
March 1, 2019, 7:02 pmDomantas SabonisF, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out for Saturday’s game vs. the Cavs.
This wasn’t unexpected as Sabonis was projected to miss a couple games with the injury. Kyle O’Quinn and T.J. Leaf have another shot to produce.
February 23, 2019, 11:54 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn started for Myles Turner (left hip contusion) again on Saturday night and tallied eight points, six rebounds, five assists and a steal in 21 minutes.
It's a shame that O'Quinn is stuck on a team that doesn't have him in the regular rotation. He and his sneaky stat set have the green light for as long as Turner is out, but he's an easy drop when the Pacers are at full strength.
February 22, 2019, 10:23 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn started for an injured Myles Turner (bruised right hip) on Friday and delivered eight points (3-of-6 shooting), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Domantas Sabonis also feasted in Turner's absence with 18 points (7-of-9 shooting) with 13 rebounds, four assists and one block. O'Quinn was not in the rotation prior to this spot start but is worth adding in deep leagues while Turner is on the mend.
February 22, 2019, 5:22 pmMyles TurnerF/C, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner (bruised left hip) will miss Friday’s game vs. the Pelicans while Tyreke Evans (sore left ankle) will play.
Domantas Sabonis gets a but more usage while Kyle O’Quinn could be a nice, cheap DFS play as he’s expected to start for Turner. Evans has been outside the top-200 in 9-cat for most of the season and isn’t a good option in most formats.
Source: Jeremiah Johnson on Twitter
January 6, 2019, 10:09 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn put up nine points with seven rebounds and four blocks in 17 minutes against the Raptors on Sunday.
He shot 3-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He is outside the top-300 on the season and that is likely due to the lack of room for him in the Pacers' rotation. He would provide late-round value or better if someone in the Pacers' frontcourt gets hurt, but for now it is best to leave him on the wire.
December 14, 2018, 3:32 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn (illness) is available to play on Friday night.
O'Quinn was upgraded quickly after being listed as questionable yesterday. It's possible that he sees the court if Joel Embiid gets any of Indy's other bigs into foul trouble but unfortunately O'Quinn isn't a regular member of the rotation.
December 13, 2018, 2:01 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn (illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game.
O'Quinn is a elite insurance policy as a third center but he's simply not in the rotation on most nights. It's a shame that such a fantasy talent is going to waste, but the Pacers simply have too much talent in the frontcourt.
Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter
December 7, 2018, 9:43 pmKyle O'QuinnC, Indiana Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn returned to the Pacers' rotation in Friday's 112-90 win over the Magic with Domantas Sabonis out with food poisoning and was able to shine with 12 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes.
O'Quinn last took to the hardwood for the Pacers on November 26th where he logged just five minutes. The combined four steals and blocks were nice for DFS purposes but it's advisable to stay away from him in season-long leagues for now.
December 7, 2018, 5:39 pmDomantas SabonisF, Indiana Pacers
Domantas Sabonis (illness) has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Magic.
Well, that stinks. There’s nobody even close on the roster that can step in to fill his mid-round 9-cat value so aside from Myles Turner getting some extra run, it’ll be Thad Young and Kyle O’Quinn picking up the slack.
Source: J. Michael on Twitter