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The Los Angeles Clippers and free-agent center Kyle O’Quinn have met, though no agreement has resulted.
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports Clippers team president Lawrence Frank and coach Doc Rivers had dinner with O’Quinn on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers and president Lawrence Frank had dinner Tuesday night in LA with Knicks free agent center Kyle O’Quinn, per source. The two sides will continue to talk.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 4, 2018
The 28-year-old O’Quinn averaged 7.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocked shots in 18.0 minutes in 77 games (10 starts) last season for the Knicks. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound six-year veteran scout of Norfolk State shot 58.2 percent from the field and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.
O’Quinn did not exercise a $4.26 million player option with the Knicks, becoming an unrestricted free agent. He was the 49th overall selection in the 2012 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic.
The Clippers, who lost center DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks via agency, have veteran centers Marcin Gortat and Boban Marjanovic on their roster. Both are entering the final year of their contacts. Montrezl Harrell is a restricted free agent.