Kyle O’Quinn rips Knicks after signing with Pacers

Ruben Hill
July 10, 2018

The goal for the Knicks is to add another high draft pick that can be used to turn around the team's fortunes. O'Quinn opted out of the final year of his Knicks contract earlier this offseason in which he was scheduled to make $4.25 million.

That tells you something about what he thought about the Knicks in 2018-2019.

"I wanted to play for something more than next year's draft", O'Quinn said to reporters Monday (via WISH-TV).

The Knicks have been one of the league's most incompetent franchises for many, many years. With Kristaps Porzingis missing potentially the entire season, he isn't exactly wrong. His search for his third home in the National Basketball Association did not last long, though, as he has already signed a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with the Pacers.

The Pacers finished last season with a 48-34 record and earned the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. And at 28 years old, it's easy to sympathize with O'Quinn for not wanting to be part of that.

O'Quinn joins IN after a solid season with the Knicks, where the NY native averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, and figures to be a bench option for Nate McMillan IN the frontcourt. David Fizdale has said the team has discussed bringing in a veteran leader to help balance the youth on the roster.

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