The Brooklyn Nets can use as much support as they can get, so the signing of Quincy Acy to a two-year deal Monday will help keep a solid player on the roster. Depth is exactly what this team needs right now and adding Acy was a solid depth move, as he’s putting up the best numbers of his career.
Quincy Acy, playing in his fifth season, has spent time with four teams before joining the Brooklyn Nets. Acy has a chance to make a home in Brooklyn now with his new two-year deal. He hasn’t held a starting role, besides starting 20+ games with the New York Knicks and the Sacramento Kings each, but maybe he can earn a better role in Brooklyn. He’s been putting up the best numbers of his career, so he has definitely made a case for himself.
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Acy is having his best statistical season thus far, but he is best suited for his role off the bench. In his time with the Brooklyn Nets, he has been putting up a career high 7 points on top of 2.7 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He still isn’t quite starter worthy, but those are pretty nice stats for a player coming off of the bench.
Through his career, he has averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15 minutes per game, so his stats are a nice step up from where they typically are and the Nets can use whatever help they can get. Acy has brought energy, defensive ability and rebounding to the Nets in his role with the team.
Acy is actually one of the more experienced players on this team now, which can’t be overlooked. Experience can make or break a team and the lack of experience has shown for the Nets. Many of the Nets’ players are young, save for the veterans such as Randy Foye and Brook Lopez. Jeremy Lin is also a veteran, of course, but his on-court impact has been limited due to injuries. Having these veteran players to help the younger guys is a necessary part in helping them grow and progress as players.
It’ll be interesting to see how much Acy can help this team in the future. Acy and the Brooklyn Nets won’t be heading to the playoffs, but perhaps they can work on improving their record and, in the process, climb out of the cellar of the Eastern Conference standings.