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Report: Pacers signing Kyle O’Quinn for about $4.4 million

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - APRIL 12: Kyle O’Quinn #9 of the New York Knicks shoots the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 12, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Beyond the DeMarcus Cousins-fueled Warriors, the Pacers are making the biggest gains in free agency among last year’s playoff teams.

Indiana has added Tyreke Evans, Doug McDermott and now Kyle O’Quinn while mostly keeping future flexibility intact and losing no core players.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

This sounds like the $4,449,000 room exception. After Evans and McDermott, Indiana doesn’t the cap space to offer more.

Importantly for O’Quinn, it’s more than the $4,256,250 player option he declined with the Knicks.

O’Quinn will back up Myles Turner at center. O’Quinn is a savvy defender and rebounder who shoots well from mid-range and has expanded his offensive skill set. He’ll be a big upgrade over the waived Al Jefferson.