Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

O'Quinn takes shot at Knicks after signing with Pacers

O'Quinn takes shot at Knicks after signing with Pacers

On Monday morning, O'Quinn met with the media and explained why he chose the Pacers over staying with the Knicks and said it all came down to being competitive. O'Quinn feels the Pacers would be the much better opportunity to potentially get what he wanted, which was reportedly a multi-year deal around the $30 million range.

NY likely will be one of the league's worst teams during the 2018-19 campaign, especially because star center Kristaps Porzingis won't be ready to begin the season as he recovers from a torn ACL in his knee.

Last week, six-year National Basketball Association veteran big man Kyle O'Quinn signed a one-year deal with the Pacers that wasn't headline-generating or anything, but it's a transaction that you're likely aware of if you follow either IN or NY.

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Last season, he averaged career highs in minutes (18.0), points (7.1) and rebounds (6.1) with the Knicks.

"Don't take that the wrong way y'all it's all love", O'Quinn wrote. They had 29 wins this past year, and Kristaps Porzingis is recovering from a torn ACL.

NY is expected to struggle again next season. The Pacers, meanwhile, posted a record of 48-34 last season and battled the Cleveland Cavaliers to a tightly-contested seven-game series in the first round.

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