Saturday July 4th, 2015

The Knicks have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent Kyle O'Quinn worth a reported $16 million, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.

O'Quinn's signing will come as part of a sign-and-trade that will send cash and the right to swap second round picks in the 2019 draft to Orlando, according to Yahoo's report.

The power forward put up 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season while averaging just 16.2 minutes of court time for the Magic, who drafted O'Quinn with the 49th pick of the 2012 draft.

The Knicks have been shoring up the team's front court since Friday, when they reached contract agreements with power forward Derrick Williams and center Robin Lopez.

Analysis: There’s just an intelligence to the way that O’Quinn operates that bodes well for the next phase of his career. He can pass, he can shoot from mid-range, and his length alone makes him a tricky defender to work around. To get all that in a big man should have cost the Knicks more than an average annual salary of $4 million over the next four years. That it didn’t is a tremendous break for New York, which now has a bargain big man on the books with interesting developmental potential. Even the slightest stretch or expansion to O’Quinn’s game could make him a vital contributor in time. New York needs as much of that kind of upside as it can reasonably acquire. — Rob Mahoney

Grade: A-

• MORE NBA: Free agent tracker | Grading every deal | Position rankings

- Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.