Following the conclusion of two 10-day contracts, the Brooklyn Nets have signed Quincy Acy to a two-year deal, reports The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
In 10 games for the Nets, Acy has averaged 7 points and 2.7 rebounds on 57% from the floor, exhibiting the kind of characteristics most imagine when envisioning #BrooklynGrit, the hometown-grown slogan for 2016-2017 and beyond.
Acy’s energy, hustle, and improved three-point shooting (65% right now!) likely made this a no-brainer for Sean Marks, particularly so after head coach Kenny Atkinson made a strong statement after Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves:
“We’ll look at it. I think it’s something we’ve got to look at it. We’ve got to find the guys that want to defend and distribute the minutes proportionately, appropriately. I think that’s where we are. I think we’ve had a streak here where we’re not defending. That’s not acceptable. That’s not the type of program we’re trying to run.” (via Brian Lewis of the The New York Post)
Acy officially makes two long-term D-League signings for the Nets this season after they waived Anthony Bennett and secured the talents of Spencer Dinwiddie to a similar deal. Of course, Marks made this move around this time last season by unearthing Sean Kilpatrick and then signed him to multi-year deal as well.
The Nets’ roster is now full and they cannot sign any more players to 10-day contracts unless they waive somebody — but it’s unlikely that it’ll move the needle on players like Luis Scola or Randy Foye for now.