As the Dallas Mavericks continue to fill out their roster, they added veteran big man Quincy Acy to the roster. But what role will he play?
After signing a two-year deal with his second year non-guaranteed (per BasketballInsiders), the 25-year old forward looks to capitalize on the new opportunity in Dallas. After averaging just 15 minutes a game in Sacramento last season, Acy looks to carve out a bigger role in Dallas this year.
But will he?
Dallas is obviously bringing back Dirk Nowitzki in the starting power forward spot, but after Nowitzki, it could get interesting. They brought back 25-year old Dwight Powell on a four-year deal while also entertaining the idea of going small with Harrison Barnes at back up power forward.
With that being said, what role will Quincy Acy play this season in Dallas? Our staff discusses..
Marvin Hanke: “I think Dirk and Powell as well as Barnes and Anderson are ahead of him in the forward rotation. Ideally Barnes will also play some minutes at the four while Dwight Powell will see time at the five, that leaves few minutes for Acy next season who played 90 percent of his minutes at power forward (per Nylon Calculus) for the Sacramento Kings last season.
If the Mavs really reduce Dirks minutes below the 30-minute mark and the old fella also spends some time at center, that leaves slightly more than 20 minutes for Powell, Barnes and Acy at the four. I hope Acy gets more than 10 per game, but with Barnes and Powell’s contracts I don’t see it.”
Evan Seigel: “Personally I think Quincy Acy will be playing a lot this year. I’m not so sure how much Rick really believes in Powell, and I think he would be happy to have Acy on the floor more than Dwight. It’s a great depth signing, and I think he essentially replaces David Lee in the rotation. I think he could be a DeJuan Blair type player for us.”
Sam Casey: “I think Quincy Acy will play a bigger role than most anticipate, and mostly at the 4 position. Dwight Powell needs lots of development and isn’t ready for immediate backup minutes behind Dirk. Expect Acy to fill the stretch 4 role a lot this season.”
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Kohl Rast: “I would love to see Quincy Acy used as a spark off the bench for Dallas. He has never been a real threat to the scoreboard since he has been in the league, but he makes his presence known when he is on the court.
I would love to see either him or Jameel Warney coming off the bench to get offensive rebounds, wreak havoc in the lane, and commit some fouls to show we aren’t gonna let anyone push us around.”
Isaac Harris: “I think this all starts with how serious Dallas is about limiting Dirk Nowitzki’s minutes this season. If they are, we could see more of Acy on the court.
He will come in right away and push Dwight Powell to get better than he was last year. If Powell doesn’t have an improved shot and a heavier frame to battle in the post, Acy could provide a hungry presence off the bench that will battle with anyone.
To start the season, I think we see little of Acy as Dallas will want to give newly signed Powell a chance and entertain some small ball with Harrison Barnes at the four. But as the season goes along, I believe we will see more and more of Acy.”