G League MVP Quinn joins Pacers on two-way contract after injury cut2022-10-12 13:33
25-year-old guard Trevelyn Quinn was eliminated from this season's regular-season roster yesterday after he suffered an accidental head injury in his first preseason game for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Quinn was an undrafted NBA draft pick in 2020 and signed a contract with the Houston Rockets' G-League affiliated team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers the following year, averaging 22 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in the G-League. and 3.0 steals.
Based on his G-League performance, the Rockets offered him a two-way contract last December. Quinn played back and forth between the NBA regular season and G-League last season, but mostly in the G-League. Played only 10 games for the Rockets last season, averaging 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 7.4 minutes.
However, the guard led the G League team to a G League (NBA G) championship last season, while he was also named to the All-Defensive Team, All-NBA First Team, Finals MVP and Season MVP honors. Much attention.
With his achievements in the G-League, Quinn successfully attracted the 76ers to recruit him in free agency and offered him a two-year, $3.5 million contract. But Quinn's situation in the NBA also took a turn for the worse following a head injury in the Sixers' preseason opener against the Brooklyn Nets last week.
Quinn was restricted from participating in the remaining three preseason games due to entering concussion protocol. With the NBA regular season approaching, this forced the 76ers to give up some players who could not play a role for the team in the preseason to reduce the roster to the 15-man cap, so they only participated in 1 preseason Quinn was waived by the 76ers and became a free agent.
However, the G League MVP was recruited by the Indiana Pacers and signed a two-way contract before the start of the NBA regular season. It is believed that the addition of this MVP will have more playing opportunities in the NBA and help in The rebuilt Pacers played a vital role.
According to the Pacers' preseason and regular season schedule, after tomorrow's game against the New York Knicks, they will face the Houston Rockets this Saturday to usher in the preseason finale, and next Thursday will officially start against the Washington Wizards. The regular season opener, Quinn is expected to represent the new team in the final game of the preseason or in the regular season.
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