Quinn's contract does not have a clause that would allow him to return to play
in the NBA next season should the current lockout end.
"He wanted to play," said Mark Bartlestein, Quinn's agent. "Now he's going to
have a season and earn a living. He's not a guy who has made a fortune in the
NBA, so to know he has a sure thing is very valuable. Rather than waiting on
things he has no control over, like this lockout, it makes perfect sense to make
a deal like this."
Quinn, 27, has played for the Heat, Nets and Spurs over five seasons. He made a career-high $1.07 million
while playing for the Nets two seasons ago and $875,000 with the Spurs last season.
He had his most productive season in 2007-08, averaging 7.8 points and three assists in 22 minutes.
Senior writer Ric Bucher covers the NBA for ESPN The Magazine.