The New York Knicks searched high and low for a team willing to take Wayne Ellington off their hands, eventually finding one in the Sacramento Kings. In exchange, Sacramento sent Travis Outlaw and Quincy Acy to the Big Apple to complete the deal.
Outlaw, who will make $3 million dollars this season, is in the final year of his contract and likely won’t see much floor time for the New York Knicks. Quincy Acy on the other hand, might.
The Knicks had the option to let Acy and his $912,000 salary go by August 15th, but the former Baylor product has improved steadily during the past season and the New York Knicks likely saw that he could be of use to the team this season. Given that, they have decided not to release Acy and have guaranteed his contract for the season.
Housekeeping note on Knicks-Kings trade from few days back: I'm told NY is guaranteeing Quincy Acy's deal today for next season ($912k)
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 15, 2014
While Quincy Acy is a undersized power forward, his work ethic and motor are of elite status. Those two things alone are worth a bench role in the NBA, though this offseason Quincy Acy seemed to add an offensive game to his arsenal. That wasn’t something Acy showed during his stops with the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings, though during the Las Vegas summer league the power forward put his new tools on display, impressing most who watched.
Given the lack of size (height and weight) on the New York Knicks front line, it’s very possible that Acy may carve out a rotational role on the team and given his tireless energy, he’ll certainly be a fan favorite.