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The Magic sign 2nd round pick Kyle O’Quinn to guaranteed contract

2012 August 9
by Brian Serra

One of the rare bright spots of the Orlando Magic offseason can now officially call himself an NBA player.  The 6’10”  Kyle O’Quinn, the 49th overall draft pick and second round draft pick of the Magic this past June, has reached a 3 year, $2.5M contract with Orlando according to the Orlando Sentinel. The first year is guaranteed at $788,000 with team options for years 2 and 3. You can always view all of the Magic player salaries here.

The 4-year Norfolk State player came into the Orlando Pro Summer League with the extra swag that you would expect from a a player with something to prove. He came out with confidence from the first game and ended up averaging 8.8 points per game and 6.2 rpg in 21 minutes per contest over the 5 game Summer League before being named to the 2nd league All-Summer League Team.

Despite being a little undersized for an NBA big man, Kyle is projected to get backup minutes at the center position and can also play some backup power forward. Undersized or not, O’Quinn has two very important characteristics that can not be taught – athleticism and hunger. Expect Kyle to quickly become a fan-favorite off the bench.

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  1. Prestonraulerson permalink
    August 9, 2012

    Actually, you can teach hunger. Starvation School…added benefit is that it has free tuition!

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