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Quincy Acy
SF/PF - 6'7, 235lbs - 33 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2022 season
  • Birthdate: 10/06/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 37th pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: Baylor
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 37th overall by Toronto.
15th July, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year contract with Toronto, for $665,000 in the first season and the final two seasons at the minimum salary.
6th December, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Toronto to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
12th December, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Toronto from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
4th March, 2013D-LeagueAssigned by Toronto to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
26th March, 2013D-LeagueRecalled by Toronto from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
9th December, 2013NBATraded by Toronto, along with Rudy Gay and Aaron Gray, to Sacramento in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes.
6th August, 2014NBATraded by Sacramento, along with Travis Outlaw, to New York in exchange for Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and the removal of the protection on their outstanding and previously conveyed 2016 second round pick (#37, Chinanu Onuaku).
22nd July, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Sacramento. Included player option for 2016/17.
20th April, 2016NBADeclined 2016/17 player option.
20th July, 2016NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
17th November, 2016NBAWaived by Dallas.
28th November, 2016D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
28th November, 2016D-LeagueTraded by Los Angeles D-Fenders, along with a 2017 third round pick, to Texas Legends in exchange for the returning player rights to Jamil Wilson and a 2017 first round pick.
10th January, 2017NBASigned a 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
20th January, 2017NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
30th January, 2017NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2018 with Brooklyn.
7th January, 2019NBASigned a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
17th January, 2019NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Phoenix.
24th February, 2019G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
9th March, 2019G-LeagueLeft Texas Legends.
15th March, 2019ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Shenzhen.
Career Moves
2008 - 2012Baylor (NCAA)
June 2012 - December 2013Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2013 - August 2014Sacramento Kings (NBA)
August 2014 - June 2015New York Knicks (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2016 - November 2016Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
November 2016 - January 2017Texas Legends (D-League)
January 2017 - June 2018Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
January 2019Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2019 - March 2019Texas Legends (G-League)
March 2019 - presentShenzhen (China)
Articles about Quincy Acy

September 4, 2018

Offensively, Acy is seemingly a shooter now; 80% of his shots last season came from beyond the three-point line, and 34.9% of them went in. If that number was 5% higher, he would probably have a job by now; it is not as though those shots were contested. Acy's hustle, strength and effort saw him play a stretch-five role, despite standing only 6'7 and entering the league as awing player, and while he does not contend shots much above the rim, he does counter this by taking charge. He is thus a candidate for a stretch four role somewhere. The stretch five thing, though, was sub-optimal.

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June 29, 2018

Quincy Acy
SF/PF - 6’7, 240lbs - 27 years old - 6 years of experience

As a player who entered the league as a sort-of combo forward (small forward’s body type, limited perimeter skills), who put together a few NBA seasons by being a scrappy and defensively engaged athlete, Acy has undergone a weird transformation in his season-and-a-smidge as a Net. He essentially this season was an undersized centre, and one who offensively almost exclusively took three-pointers. 4.2 of them a game, in fact, whereas once he could rarely hit them.

However, Acy did not hit them particularly well. The overall percentage is pretty average, but they weren’t contested threes, and not all of them were shrewd attempts. Going away from the running and cutting that previously formed the basis of his offence has seen him not flank the threes with any efficient looks from elsewhere, and thus offensively, Acy has reduced himself to being a mediocrely efficient shooter of only one kind of shot. Not handling, passing, posting or creating – just gunning.

Acy got some of that back defensively, where he continues to be versatile and play enthused. Although he gives up a lot of size to most stretch bigs, he is strong and hustles about, and does not back down, all virtues worth having. If he is however going to continue to ply the second half of his professional career as a stretch big in this way, he will have to start rebounding again. Without doing so, he is an overall net negative as a player – other plays shoot better, rebound better and have more favourable defensive match-ups, and, usually, some combination thereof.

Intangibles and chemistry only go so far. Quite far, certainly, but not enough for this year’s numbers to last for long. Acy should get more NBA looks, and was of some benefit to the Nets this year, but more is needed.

Player Plan: Entering unrestricted free agency. Possible as a minimum salary contract returnee, yet not a priority. Better value elsewhere, possibly.

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June 29, 2017

Quincy Acy
SF/PF, 6’7, 240lbs, 26 years old, 5 years of experience

No more skilled than ever, yet gritty, tenacious, athletic, defensively driven....everything a young team should aspire to be. Having played for five teams in five years, it is easy to forget he is still only 26 - that is to say, younger than Hamilton and Kilpatrick. Signed through next season for the minimum and well worth bringing back for that amount. He never seems to get credit for the fact that he can shoot now.

Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary for 2017/18, final year. Guarantee date of July 16th. Keep and guarantee.

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January 14, 2014

[...] However, they might not. And there is logic to support it. As capable of a role player as Thompson is, it is seen above that he is not the perfect fit for Sacramento that he could be for another team. The Kings require an athletic rim-protecting mid-range shooting power forward to compliment the grounded interior play of Cousins - ideally, they require the next Serge Ibaka (or indeed the actual Serge Ibaka). Thompson is not this. Carl Landry is not entirely this player, either, yet he brings the range and athleticism that Thompson does not, making him a better fit. And while Landry is yet to play this season due to injury, he will return one day - until that time, Derrick Williams could use the minutes to audition and develop, while Quincy Acy is a decent role player himself, bringing athleticism, toughness and efficiency from the deeper parts of the bench. Thompson, then, is a very good candidate to be moved

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