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Kings season primer: Quincy Acy in familiar position fighting for minutes

Quincy Acy defends the basket against Kings teammate Kosta Koufos (41) during training camp at UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena on Oct. 1.
Quincy Acy defends the basket against Kings teammate Kosta Koufos (41) during training camp at UC San Diego’s RIMAC Arena on Oct. 1. hamezcua@sacbee.com

The Sacramento Bee provides a primer for each of the 15 players on the Kings’ roster entering their 2015-16 campaign, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 28, at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. View the rest of the profiles here.

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

Age: 25

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.

Jason Jones

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