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2012-2013 Season Statistics
GP: 7 MPG: 11.1 FG%: 25% PPG: 1.4
A Narrative 2012-2013 Season in Review
Chris Quinn was signed by the Cavs on March 20 to give the Cavs insurance for the heap of injuries they had at that time. He didn’t necessarily give good, quality minutes though. Playing behind Kyrie Irving, Wayne Ellington and Shaun Livingston, Quinn averaged 11.1 mpg and 1.4 ppg. Coming from the Tulsa 66ers in the D-League, Quinn was a bench warmer this year because of his reputation of not giving quality minutes to his past teams in the NBA such as the Heat where he averaged 5.4 ppg.
Off-Season Adjustments the Player Needs to Make
Quinn has a lot to work on this off-season. He can start with improving his field goal percentage. He had a field goal percentage of 25% this season. He needs to work on his shooting a lot this summer. Another aspect of his game he could improve upon is looking for his teammates. He only averaged 1.3 apg this season. These numbers need to be doubled by the time next season rolls around. If Quinn can work on getting the ball in the basket and setting up his teammates, he actually could turn into a decent role player for the Cavs next season.
Cavaliers Off-Season Options with the Player
The Cavs only signed Quinn for the remainder of the season, so their options are pretty open. They could send him back to the D-League or just flat out waive him. The Cavs could keep him, which I doubt they will do since they only had him for insurance for injuries.
How the Draft Could Effect the Player’s Standing on the Team
The draft really shouldn’t affect Quinn’s standing on the team since the Cavs already have an abundance of point guards in Irving, Ellington and Livingston.
How New Coach Mike Brown Changes Things for the Player
Mike Brown being the coach really doesn’t change things for Quinn. He doesn’t particularly play good defense; a skill that Mike Brown wants his players to display and also do. Quinn will most likely be riding the bench again despite a different coach coming into the Cavs organization.
What the Cavaliers Should Do with the Player (Including Options, Trade, Release or Keep)
The Cavaliers will most likely release Quinn. Quinn’s spot on the roster is a one where the Cavs can get a better player to replace him. This season Quinn just didn’t show any promise for the Cavs to sign him to a long- term contract.
What the Cavaliers Will Do with the Player
Again, the Cavs will most likely release Quinn because of his inability to show that he is a good player. He didn’t give good production this season when he went into games. If he did show promise, the Cavs just might have kept him.