O'Quinn joined the Pacers for the 2018-19 campaign after three years with the Knicks. He played in 45 games, making three starts. The 2012 second-round draft pick put together a 16-point, eight-rebound effort against the Nets on Oct. 20. He picked up a double-double Dec. 7 while playing a season-high 27 minutes, collecting 12 points and 10 boards while adding two blocks and two steals. On Jan. 6, he tallied nine points and chipped in seven rebounds and four blocks. Three days later, the big man scored 11 points -- including a rare three-pointer -- along with five boards and three assists. O'Quinn put in back-to-back balanced efforts in late-February victories over the Pelicans and Wizards with at least eight points, six rebounds and three dimes in each. Overall, O'Quinn averaged 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest. He finished the season with a 50.7 field-goal percentage and notched career bests in free-throw percentage (81.0) and assist percentage (20.4 percent). He also made his playoff debut Apr. 14 against the Celtics.2017
A native New Yorker, O'Quinn became increasingly popular over the course of his three seasons with the Knicks. O'Quinn is fresh off a campaign in which he set new career highs in minutes (18.0), points (7.1) and rebounds (6.1). O'Quinn has always been an underrated passer, and that skill manifested itself in 2017-18 to the tune of 2.1 assists per game, a new single-season high. Although he mostly served as one of the first big men off the bench for New York, O'Quinn also made 10 starts last season. He racked up eight double-doubles and had 15 or more rebounds on three separate occasions. O'Quinn's offensive efficiency also improved significantly, as he shot 58.3 percent from the field after never shooting better than 52.1 percent in any of his first five NBA seasons. He also shot better than 77 percent (77.2) from the line for the third time in the past four years. Defensively, O'Quinn averaged 1.8 steals/blocks per game, equaling his output from the 2016-17 campaign. The Norfolk State product signed with Indiana as a free agent in July.2016
In O'Quinn's second year with the Knicks, he appeared in a career-high 79 contests. The Queens native started eight of those games. O'Quinn responded with career-best averages of 6.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per tilt. He also tied his career high in blocks, notching 1.3 swats per contest. He reached double figures in scoring on 16 occasions. O'Quinn tied a career-high with 23 points against Brooklyn on Mar. 16. O'Quinn's best month was December. He averaged 8.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per tilt during that winter month. He tallied six double-doubles during the regular season. This included a career-high 16 rebounds against Orlando on Dec. 22. O'Quinn also rejected a season-best five shots in that game.2015
A native of Queens, O'Quinn joined the Knicks from Orlando via a sign-and-trade in July. The big man served as a valuable rotational bench piece in his first season in New York. O'Quinn saw action at both the center and power forward position while playing 65 regular-season games. Known for his strong rebounding and tough play on the inside, O'Quinn racked up 21 rebounds in New York's first two games of the season. His season high in scoring came Feb. 24, when the big man scored 19 points against the Pacers. O'Quinn also shot better than 47 percent from the field (47.6) for a fourth straight season while hitting better than 75 percent of his free throws (76.7) for a second straight year. He averaged less than one turnover per game (0.9) for the first time since his rookie season of 2012-13. While not known for his outside shooting, O'Quinn has improved from downtown over the last couple years, and he drained a pair of threes on two separate occasions this in 2015-16.2014
O'Quinn remained a useful bench player for Orlando in 2014-15, averaging 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks over 16.2 minutes per game. He also improved his free-throw shooting drastically, making 77.2 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe. As usual, the third-year man out of Norfolk State sparkled in his rare opportunities to play major minutes in place of the Magic's star big men. O'Quinn delivered a trio of double-doubles, including a season-high 21 points alongside 11 rebounds Dec. 2 against Golden State. His season high in rebounds came in another double-double -- an 18-point, 13-board effort against Boston on Dec. 23. O'Quinn remained a source of defensive contributions as well. He collected a season-high three steals Dec. 19 against Utah, then blocked a season-high four shots against Philadelphia two days later.2013
O'Quinn was a valuable reserve for the Magic in 2013-14, averaging 6.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over 17.2 minutes per game. The productive big man appeared in 69 games, with 19 starts. He made more than half of his field-goal attempts (50.1 percent) and added two points to his free-throw percentage (68.7 percent). O'Quinn set a new career high in rebounds with 15 in a Mar. 1 loss at Miami. In that game, he double-doubled with 14 points, two steals and a block. O'Quinn had two double-doubles during the season. His greatest contributions came on defense, as O'Quinn's limited minutes didn't stop him from being a force in blocked shots. He swatted three in the season opener Oct. 29. O'Quinn generated multiple blocks in 23 contests, including a career-best six blocks on Feb. 5 during a home win over the Pistons. On Apr. 5, O'Quinn registered his second double-double with 14 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a home win over Orlando. On Apr. 14, O'Quinn scored a season-high 20 points, compiled on 9-of-11 shooting, during a 13-point loss at Chicago.2012
O'Quinn was taken 49th overall out of Norfolk State University by the Orlando Magic in the 2012 NBA Draft, and he showed promise as a rebounder and shot blocker in his rookie season. On a per-36-minute basis, O'Quinn averaged 13.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 blocks. On Feb. 6, during a loss to the Clippers, the rookie generated 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. With Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris eating up most of the minutes at power forward and center, O'Quinn mostly occupied a backup role, but he shined when given the opportunity. When granted a season-high 42 minutes on the court against Charlotte on Mar. 27, O'Quinn set personal bests with 23 points and six assists to go with 11 rebounds. He'd set his personal best in boards a week prior, pulling down 14 rebounds to go with 12 points in 23 minutes against the Knicks.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Orlando Magic in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2012Signed a rookie deal with the Orlando Magic.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year deal with the Orlando Magic and traded in a sign-and-trade deal along with a 2019 2nd round draft pick to the New York Knicks for cash and a 2019 2nd round draft pick.
July 9, 2018Signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.
July 11, 2019Signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.