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Report: Kings’ Quincy Acy opting out

Quincy Acy, David Lee

Dallas Mavericks’ David Lee (42) and Sacramento Kings’ Quincy Acy, bottom, dive after the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


Young, minimum-salary players like Quincy Acy don’t typically get player options.

But Vlade Divac, y’all.

So, Acy – who signed with the Kings last summer – is taking advantage.

Sam Amick of USA Today:

Acy would’ve made the minimum by opting in, and he still might end up with that. But that’s probably close to his floor. At best, he’ll get a higher salary and/or more years. At worst, he’s likely right back where he started – maybe even right down to returning to Sacramento.

Still mostly an energy player, Acy showed more polish on his jumper this season. He averaged 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game and even made 19-of-49 3-pointers (38.8%). I value him mostly for hustle plays, but it’s comforting to know he can now make a shot if the ball ends up in his hands outside late in the shot clock. This might even be a step in the 25-year-old Acy developing more of an all-around game, though that’s unlikely.

Even if Acy is who he is, that’s someone most teams should want on their bench. Maybe one team will even value him at more than a one-year minimum contract.