Nets Waive Anthony Bennett, Sign Quincy Acy

JANUARY 10: The Nets have officially signed Acy to a 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release.

JANUARY 9: The Nets have requested waivers on a former first overall pick, announcing today in a press release that they’ve parted ways with Anthony Bennett. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter), the team will fill Bennett’s roster spot by signing Quincy Acy, who is currently playing for the D-League’s Texas Legends.

Bennett, who will turn 24 in March, was selected first overall in the 2013 NBA draft, but has failed to develop into a productive NBA player. In four NBA seasons, Bennett has appeared in 151 total games for the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, Raptors, and Nets, averaging 4.4 PPG and 3.1 RPG in 12.6 minutes per contest, including 5.0 PPG and 3.4 RPG in 23 games for Brooklyn this season.

This past offseason, Bennett signed a two-year, minimum-salary deal with the Nets that featured a guaranteed salary for the first year and a non-guaranteed salary in 2017/18. Assuming Bennett goes unclaimed, Brooklyn will be on the hook for his full 2016/17 cap hit, though the club remains well below the salary floor, so that won’t have a real impact on team salary. The former UNLV big man will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday if he passes through waivers.

As for Acy, the veteran power forward began the season with the Mavericks, but was waived in November when backcourt injuries forced the team to add another guard. Shortly thereafter, Acy joined Dallas’ D-League affiliate. He averaged 17.3 PPG and 8.1 RPG in 12 contests for the Legends, making a strong case for an NBA call-up.

According to Stein (via Twitter), Acy will get a 10-day contract from the Nets.

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11 thoughts on “Nets Waive Anthony Bennett, Sign Quincy Acy

  1. Guest

    AB is done in the NBA.

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  2. DarkGhost

    Bennet worst bust in the last 20 years of the draft.

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  3. Clippers should sign him. There is a reason he was #1 pick, most people just like to hate but not every top pick is going to be a superstar, to say he doesn’t belong or can’t become a 7th or 8th man is wrong in my opinion. Gotta get playing time to prove yourself too, all the time there are injuries and people get surprised by the numbers put up by bench players who replace them, they are all in the nba and can get buckets if they get time and shots, well almost all of them anyway.
    Bennet is 23, man people give up on guys too quick now a days. If a team commited to developing for more than a half season it could help too.
    Or maybe he is the worst bust ever and I’m just wasting my time writing this.

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    • Why dont the Cavs sign him since they saw so much promise in him and hes only 24…

      Cavs are just the Browns, only they got help from a rigged lottery that landed them Wiggins, and any gambling man could see Currys point shaving in game 7.

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      • How are you typing…on a computer too?!? Didn’t those things kill everyone about 17 years ago??

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      • gmflores27

        You’re a moron joe…

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  4. tealmarlin

    The Heat should take a look at this guy, he must have something good, first overall pick, he has to do something good.

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  5. [email protected]

    The Bucks should take the gamble; he could learn from J Kidd, the jet, and Michael Beasley

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  6. Calling Anthony Bennett a bust is hugely unfair, as that draft was weirdly thin, for a variety of reasons. I doubt he would have gone in the lottery in the drafts prior or following.

    And even then, it was a strange pick at the time, with the consensus 1-2 being Noel and Oladipo. Noel had some question marks, and was injured, which threw everyone off him, but Oladipo seemed like a sure thing, so who knows what Cleveland was thinking. Of course, the two best players went 15th and 27th, so literally no one in the league had any idea what to do with that draft class.

    That being said, he’s not an NBA player, and no, your team probably shouldn’t try him out.

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  7. hill

    There is no story.

    He shoulda been drafted mid-lottery and his bust would be getting as much attention as Joe Alexander’s.

    This isn’t a story.

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  8. Spurskid

    The spurs should look into signing him cause he is a physical mid range player that can develop a roll on the spurs right behind kwhai i feel he can play the 3 and 4 position he is not a bust he just has not been a great program system he can be a solid roll player coming of the bench when being call upon the spurs have a way of making roll player relevant in any team facts..he reminds me of a little boris diaw

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