July 26, 2014

NBA News: Amidst injuries, Cavaliers sign guard Chris Quinn

In the wake of losing shooting guard Dion Waiters to a knee injury, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed veteran guard Chris Quinn for the remainder of the NBA season.

The signing of Quinn marks the 28th Gatorade Call-Up (via NBDL) of the 2012-13 season. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Quinn will wear No. 20 for the Cavaliers and be active for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena.

In 25 games (23 starts) this season for the Tulsa 66ers, Quinn has averaged 12.7 points on .475 shooting, 2.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.4 minutes per game. The 29-year-old from Notre Dame played in the NBA from 2006-11 with Miami, New Jersey and San Antonio. In 234 career NBA games (26 starts), Quinn has averages of 4.6 points and 1.9 assists in 13.8 minutes per game.

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  • Harv 21

    and then Shaun Livingston’s knee walked into Chris Grant’s office and high-fived him.

  • BenRM

    ND!!! Yay! Quinn was always almost-serviceable to adequate while he was in Miami (the last time I remember him playing).

  • JNeids

    Quinn from Notre Dame? I hear he’s just dreamy

  • mgbode

    every pass longer than 5yds goes out of bounds though

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Quinn may be looking for a little revenge on the Heat for dumping him from their roster. So I’m predicting 21 points (7-8 on 3 pointers) and 8 assists. It’s almost a lock, right?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Or LeBron terrorizing him like Jason Terry. That was wicked sick!

  • Fern

    Both also went to Dublin Coffman

  • Ezzie Goldish

    Luckily the field isn’t that large.

  • eriksuperman

    Considering Waiter’s value and the Cavalier’s lost season,
    this should be a good opportunity for a youngster to step in and get some good
    playing time. They need to protect Waiters, and with nothing on the line
    for the Cavs, the development of a younger player should be a good thing to
    focus on. I caught that Heat/Cavs game on my iPad the other night, after
    my shift at DISH ended, and while the Cavs lost, they have a LOT to look
    forward to (heck, they almost beat the Champs after all). My DISH Anywhere app
    lets me take my live TV and DVR with me wherever I go (Android & iOS
    devices), and it’s a lot of fun watching games from around the league, rather
    than staring out the window of the bus, lol.