Source: Kyle O’Quinn reaches agreement on one-year deal with Pacers

Kyle O'Quinn, New York Knicks, Pacers

LAS VEGAS — Pacers President Kevin Pritchard continues to methodically work to fill his roster for the 2018-19 season. On Friday, just prior to the end of the NBA’s moratorium, free-agent center Kyle O’Quinn reached agreement with the Pacers on a one-year, $4.5 million deal, a league source told VigilantSports.com.

O’Quinn, at 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds, can be expected to fill the role handled by Trevor Booker at the end of the last season – a competitive, agile rebounder off the bench.

Last month, O’Quinn declined a $4.25 million player option with the Knicks and from the Pacers, he gets both more money and a winning situation.

Like Doug McDermott, O’Quinn has experience playing with Victor Oladipo. Both draft picks by the Magic, they played together in Orlando from 2013-15.

O’Quinn, who turned 28 years old in March, spent the last three years in New York. During the 2017-18 season, he avearged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game and shot 58.2 percent from the floor — all career highs. He becomes the team’s third pickup during the first week of free agency.

Once he signs, they will have 13 players under contract with room for a minimum-contract player.

(Second-round pick Alize Johnson has not yet signed.)

How the roster is shaping up:

PG: Darren Collison, Cory Joseph, Aaron Holiday
SG: Victor Oladipo, Tyreke Evans
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic, Doug McDermott
PF: Thad Young, T.J. Leaf, Alize Johnson
C: Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Kyle O’Quinn, Ike Anigbogu

Two-way contracts (1 of 2 in use): Edmond Sumner

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