2013-14 Season in Review: Quincy Acy

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

in the first part of our season in review, we look back at what some might say was an underrated part of the Rudy Gay trade: getting Quincy Acy.

2013-14 Stats:

56 GP, 14.0 MPG, 2.7 PPG, .472 FG%, 3.6 RPG, 0.4 AST, 0.3 STL, 0.4 BLK, 0.6 TOV, 2.0 PF

Needs to work on:

  • Defending without fouling
  • Consistent outside shot
  • Rebounding

Analysis:

When the Kings traded for Rudy Gay, they also received two big men in return: Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray.  While Gray was little more than salary filler, Acy offered potential.  At just 23 years old, the little used Acy was in just his second year in the league.

Sporting a splendid beard and a never-quit mentality, Acy quickly became a fan favorite with his ferocious dunks and scrappy defense.  His actual on-court contributions were less than spectacular however, and his minutes seemed to dip as the season went along as Jason Thompson and then Reggie Evans took most of the non-Cousins big man minutes.

One surprising thing about Acy was that despite his athleticism and resemblance to Reggie Evans, he had a lot more variety to his game, particularly offensively.  The first time he stepped out and hit a jumper, I was surprised, but he's actually quite capable of hitting those shots.  Unfortunately, at this stage of his career, he's not particularly effective anywhere but around the rim.  His Rim % was 60% for the season according to basketball-reference, while he was just 40.9% from everywhere else.

Acy also wasn't nearly the rebounder or defender that his look-a-like Evans was either.  His 19.5% defensive rebound rate, while not bad, wasn't really much better than average for a Power Forward.  Defensively, the team was about 3 points per 100 possessions better when he was off the court than on it, although to be fair to Acy, he wasn't exactly paired up with the best defenders when he came in with the rest of the bench.  He also fouled at an exceedingly high rate, with 5.2 fouls per 36 minutes.

Acy will be entering the final year of his rookie contract next season, and he'll need to really work on his game this summer if he hopes to stand out and increase his role, especially given the possibility that Carl Landry could come back fully healthy next season.  One way he could stand out and provide something different is by really developing that outside shot, and perhaps getting consistent with at least the corner three.  If he can add that to his game, he'll increase his value both for the Kings and around the league.

Tomorrow: DeMarcus Cousins

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Sactown Royalty

You must be a member of Sactown Royalty to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sactown Royalty. You should read them.

Join Sactown Royalty

You must be a member of Sactown Royalty to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sactown Royalty. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker