Keith Schlosser, Lead WriterIt’s hard not to love the Knicks’ recent trade with the Kings. They turned nothing into something, as Travis Outlaw and Quincy Acy could both end up making positive contributions this year. In any event, New York had nothing to lose either way with a deal like this.
At this point, Outlaw is a well-known veteran. What you see is what you get. Unfortunately, while that could sometimes means double-digit scoring off the bench, it may also mean inconsistent play from a player battling injuries. He’s the wild card and/or X-Factor in this deal, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
The Knicks are assumedly excited about Acy, who brings along with him some much needed toughness, intensity, and defensive grit. He’s an explosive player down low who likes to get into the face of his opponent.
Much of that was on display during NBA Summer League last month, which is where Steve Mills (on a conference call late Tuesday evening) said the Knicks got a closer look at Acy. Perhaps they had a chance to catch this ferocious dunk from the video below:
The exuberant Acy is often a Tasmanian Devil of sorts when he hits the hardwood, not only powering home dunks, but also pestering opponents under the hoop, throwing his hands up, diving for loose balls, etc. All of this (and then some) was evident against New York during a preseason contest this past fall. Apparently, he can even hit the three-ball every once and a while, too. For a more extensive look at what he can do, continue watching below.