What will Quincy Acy bring to the table for the Knicks?

Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer

It’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.




117 comments
C0P0
C0P0

Can't put my (trigger) finger on it, but the Amare thread above Felton's, feels awfully awkward if not just wrong. LOL 

siknick
siknick

You just gotta love what Phil has done this off season . Look at the players we've added with no financial relief , compared to what we loss , he is building a team the right way with a system a superstar and players that will fill certain roles .

bblessed
bblessed

Funny how we love PJ, his voice, his moves and everything he does... I remember wanting to strangle him when he was in Chicago for denying my knicks a chip

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Phil is about to shock some people...with our "immovable" contracts and "no assets"..LOL.


I can hear him on the phone now... "hey so and so...how are you?  Phil here...hey...help me...help you.  What do I mean?  well I need roster balance as that is the key to winning championships and I think we can help you balance your roster as we balance ours out with a few moves we can make together..."...


Lol...the Zen.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

Why does he remind me of KG? Must be that beard.

rgm891
rgm891

According to Robert Randolph Prigs and Stat are going to Philly.  

1harris1
1harris1

ESPN getting all bent out of shape because one of its Miami based radio hosts purchased advertising space on a couple of Cleveland billboards mocking LeBron (for not having mentioned one word about the Miami fans in his letter for SI). They wound up suspending the guy for a couple of days and issuing a public apology. How ridiculous. Poor LeBron was made fun of!

Although the Miami fans should really be upset with the person who actually wrote the letter, whoever that may be.

zebeto
zebeto

can someone explain to me how hypothetically the CAVS would be able to pay MAX contracts to kyrie,lebron and love ............wasnt the new CBA suppose to bascily limit a team to 2 max contracts ??

2dullah2
2dullah2

You think NBA players grew up putting in work practicing living sleeping dreaming basketball saying... I CANT WAIT TO COMPETE FOR THAT FIBA CHAMPIONSHIP!!

#stopit

2dullah2
2dullah2

KD is NOT a wuss...

He is a very smart individual...

The NBA and it's players have been awaken to the possibility of career ending injuries that means no more contracts no more money and no championship... FOR WHAT?

If it's the Olympics then there is room for argument...

But FIBA??? Are you serious? Let the NCAA handle that...

zebeto
zebeto

@siknick agree.........knicks IMO only really need one more 2nd tier star (since we cant get a superstar at the moment)......and i would be ecstatic . ......perferably a PF

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Thad young is part of the Love trade, he's going to Minny for Bennett

rgm891
rgm891

@BiggieTKB Agreed man. We got another thing coming for sure!!!

greekfreak
greekfreak

@KingTkB. Even the commissioners be hating on us... Fake Knick Fans

bblessed
bblessed

I guess they have no free choice to decide for themselves where they wanna play huh? The Rucker park is also their choice.... No one forces them to play there. And if they decided not to play there...I wouldn't be here actin like a bitch about it.

Daniel Nguyen
Daniel Nguyen

@knickfan2 I knew when I said something about this when the incident happened, it would be relevant... I knew some would call someone a coward, but it would be explainable at the same time (family, career, etc.), so interesting

dylan
dylan

@Dhaman If it was Melo or LeBron, they would be getting killed by the media. 

brookdon
brookdon

With that Under Armour deal, KD needs to just chill lol.

bblessed
bblessed

Only if he brings us a chip

bblessed
bblessed

He should be banned for life from msg

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

The Sixers will be sending Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Anthony Bennett, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

rgm891
rgm891

@stillmatic @rgm891 No other details are given.  He stated this last night. Last trade of the offseason according to him.

1harris1
1harris1

Ha! Well, can't really argue with you there.

zebeto
zebeto

@KingTkB @zebeto  ...they must be willing to pay the luxury tax NIGHTMARE  cause those 3 alone are going to be around 70-75 mil in salary........and they might have to basicxly fill out all other 12 roster spots with MLE and minimum salary dudes.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Knicksgirl35 They better have a nice offer (Monroe) on the table.

phenomenal
phenomenal

@dylan @Dhaman I mean, didn't Melo and Lebron decide not to play already?  Those guys still coulda been on this team.  I feel like people generally should understand if you are older or log a lot of min during the season or are a lil banged up at the end of the year it may be a better idea to take the summer off... NBA team should be priority.  Nothing against wanting to play for your country or to keep in shape or to improve your game or the expand your international exposure during the summer play, FIBA or Olympics... but I don't blame anyone for NOT playing.

tkb2pac
tkb2pac

@bblessed seriously.  He should stay far, far away.  Time does heal, but not in this case.  That play is forever burned into my brain.

bblessed
bblessed

You do realize that he's been playing pretty much year round since 2k10 right? I know you're trying to get a rise out of everyone but you're talking about the fans fav player...the current MVP and basically the face of the league. He's coming up on a major contract and he's just signed with UA... He's not being a bitchass and he's definitely not being a dumbass either.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Dhaman. RUCKER is one game or 2... The stars never play every game, incase you've never been...This tournament is months...

1harris1
1harris1

I also read somewhere thatl the Cavs have committed to giving Love 5 years at 120 million after his contract expires this season, and by doing so they're violating league rules. Have no idea why.

I think the T-Wolves did very well for themselves in this deal though.

brookdon
brookdon

I disagree. KD's contract is with the NBA, not FIBA. If PG didn't have a longterm deal he'd be screwed right now.

bblessed
bblessed

Yeah but if you can't be with the one you love....love the one you with...

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Nothing, the only thing they can do is absorb amare's money as possibility of a three team trade, but that would have made sense before free agency, cap space right now isn't beneficial

rgm891
rgm891

@stillmatic @rgm891 Yeah man it's crazy. According to him it's a big trade.  So who knows haha.

zebeto
zebeto

@1harris1 love 5 yr 120 mil , lebron 5 yr 130 or so mil , kyrie 5 yr 90 mil .............thats crazy money to pay ......CBA failed in preventing super teams !

brookdon
brookdon

The reason why Melo and Lebron didn't play is because of what happened to PG. If it were the Olympics they'd play. It's the effing FIBA world championships. Not worth the risk.

bblessed
bblessed

A can't agree with you on so many levels

brookdon
brookdon

Three things.

1. It's the FIBA world championships. We'll probably win either way. I don't think he would drop from the Olympics

2. He's on a short term deal...An injury would be disastrous.

3. Kevin Durant is a millionaire because of basketball in the NBA. Any basketball he does outside of it is charity and if he doesn't want to, it's his discretion. Unless you personally work outside of your job for free on weekends when you don't have to.

brookdon
brookdon

They're reportedly close on a deal. Probably has to settle the Nike shoe stuff first

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Why does that make sense for the Knicks right now?

billysuede
billysuede

@brookdon completely spot on. 


doubt clay bennett is shedding one tear over kd's decision to sit out the fiba. no one cares if the usa wins or not, it's all about the chip in the nba.