It may have taken Quincy Acy a few weeks into this year’s free agent signing period to find a new home, but he is thrilled that he ended up with the Mavs, the forward told Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com. Acy, who was born in Tyler, Texas, told the scribe that he landed in the perfect situation in Dallas after inking a two-year deal.
“It’s a dream come true,” Acy said. “It’s definitely a blessing, but it’s still kind of surreal. You know, my family, they’re all kind of more excited than I am right now, but it’s a dream come true. My agents did most of the talking with the front office, but we were just kind of playing the waiting game. We were seeing what teams and what the rosters were playing out to be, and seeing how it would fit with different teams. And it just kind of opened up. As soon as the opportunity came, we just kind of took it. And I couldn’t ask for a better situation.”
The forward is slated to come off the bench for the Mavs and he acknowledged that the best way for him to earn minutes and the trust of the coaching staff is by providing a high-energy spark every night, Sneed notes. The 25-year-old has never played in a postseason game during his career and told Sneed that he is ready to do whatever is required to rectify that void this season in Dallas.
“I mean, I’ve been a fan of Dallas my entire life, so it’s not normal that you see a young roster. But I’m glad to be a part of it,” Acy said. “We’re kind of turning over a new leaf, I guess, and I’ve kind of got a good relationship with a lot of the young guys. We’ve all been up here early, and it’s been good. It’s been worth it, and I’m happy and ready to get going. I mean, I’m just going to play my heart out every night, especially now that I’m playing for my city. You know, it’s bigger for me, and I’m going to go out and represent to the fullest. I’m going to go out every night and defend, throw bows, or dive on the floor. Whatever I’ve got to do to help us win, I’m gonna do.”
Acy averaged 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game in 2015/16, his second tenure with the Kings, who also had him for most of the 2013/14 season. The Kings moved him in and out of the starting lineup this past season, but he still wound up making 29 starts, his most ever. He spent a year with the Knicks in between his stints with Sacramento, and Acy put up the best numbers of his career in 2014/15 with New York, averaging 5.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 18.9 minutes.