2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Kyle O’Quinn: 1 year, $2.2 million (Philadelphia 76ers)

It wasn’t quite the 2018-19 campaign Kyle O’Quinn hoped for with the Indiana Pacers. In a loaded frontcourt that gave most of its minutes at the 5 to Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, O’Quinn rarely made an impact off the bench. His numbers dropped to 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in just 8.2 minutes per game, and he only appeared in 45 contests overall.

However, O’Quinn was coming off a solid season with the New York Knicks in which he posted 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game on 58.3 percent shooting. For a Philadelphia 76ers team that has all of the size and none of the backup bigs, O’Quinn at the veteran minimum is a decent investment.

Names like Dewayne Dedmon, Taj Gibson and Robin Lopez had been thrown around in recent weeks, but given the paydays they received, and the other moves the Sixers prioritized, this is a respectable addition. Only time will tell if he’s ready for a bump in playing time on a team that wants to contend for a championship next season.

Grade: C+