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Quincy Acy is back with the Kings and faces stiff competition for playing time. Along with DeMarcus Cousins, there’s another big man from Kentucky in the mix – rookie Willie Cauley-Stein – as well as Kosta Koufos.
But Kings coach George Karl has said he trusts the fourth-year, 6-foot-7 forward.
“I’m used to fighting for minutes and taking things,” Acy said. “Nothing has ever been handed to me.”
None of the four big men, including small forward Rudy Gay, occupies the same real estate on the court as Cousins or needs the ball to be effective.
“I think everybody’s going to get their opportunity,” Karl said.
PLAYER BIO: QUINCY ACY
Position/jersey: Forward, No. 13
Height/weight: 6-7, 240
Experience: Three years
Prior to NBA: Baylor
Key 2014-15 stat: Attempted 35 three-pointers (making 35.4 percent) from beyond the 23-foot, 9-inch break and just 24 of the shorter corner threes (making 25 percent) for New York.
Comment: Adds depth, toughness, defense and rebounding in the frontcourt.
I didn’t come here expecting to play. I came here with the mindset I’m not going to play and I’m going to have to earn everything I get.