Sixers to sign veteran big man Kyle O'Quinn, team source confirms


Now that the Sixers have assembled their new starting five, general manager Elton Brand is turning his focus to the bench.

Brand and the Sixers have agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract with Kyle O'Quinn, a team source confirmed. Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice first reported the deal.

The 6-foot-10, 250 pound O'Quinn has seven years of NBA experience and spent last season with the Pacers, averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He's a sturdy, dependable option at backup center and a good team defender.

Backing up Joel Embiid was a major issue for the Sixers in 2018-19. The team largely addressed that Sunday with the signing of Al Horford, who will presumably play both as a power forward and at the five when Embiid sits. The 29-year-old Quinn presents another solid option.

With a deal in place with O'Quinn, you'd expect the Sixers to now prioritize perimeter players — capable outside shooters, in particular — as they continue to fill out their roster. 

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