Chris Quinn Going to Camp With 76ers
Quinn, a 6-foot-2 point guard, has played in 193 career NBA games with the Miami Heat and New Jersey Nets while averaging 5.2 points, 2.1 assists and hitting 39 percent of his 3-point shots.
The addition of Quinn comes on the same day that the 76ers were involved in a trade that sent primary back-up guard Willie Green and Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets for forwards Craig Brackins and Darius Songaila, leaving the Sixers rotation in need of a true back-up point guard to fill-in behind Jrue Holiday.
In Quinn, the 76ers are getting a steady but unspectacular back-up point guard who rarely turns the ball over and is able to shoot from beyond the arc -- a skill-set in high contrast to the player currently slated to back-up Holiday, sixth-year guard Louis Williams.
The 26-year-old Quinn became available after the Nets, who had acquired him via trade with the Heat in January, decided not to re-sign him this offseason.
With Quinn, the 76ers will have 17 players on the roster when camp opens next week. Along with the 14 players with guaranteed contracts, Quinn will be joined by fellow free agent training camp invites Trent Plaisted and James Florence, the latter also being a point guard.