Acy will come off the bench for Thursday's matchup with the Jazz, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. With Willy Cauley-Stein and Omri Casspi nearing 100 percent healthy, Acy will return to his normal role as a depth option. After playing 16 or more minutes in three of his last four games, Acy saw just nine minutes Wednesday, which is likely going to be the case moving forward with injuries no longer a concern. Acy will remain limited in his fantasy value unless the injury bug strikes the Kings' lineup again.
Acy started at power forward and played nine minutes in Wednesday's 109-97 loss to the Pelicans. He finished with zero points (0-1 FG), two rebounds, one assist, and one block. Though he was able to retain his spot in the starting five despite the return of Omri Casspi (back) on Wednesday, Acy provided little production in the first half and didn't enter the second half with the starters. Instead, it was Kosta Koufos who got the nod, but it's expected that Casspi will eventually take back the top spot on the depth chart once he becomes further removed from the back injury. As it stands right now, Acy is no better than third on the pecking order at power forward behind Casspi and Koufos, which could ultimately result in him getting pushed out of the rotation entirely during Thursday's game against the Jazz.
Acy will remain in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Pelicans, James Ham of the CSNBayArea.com reports. Acy has started the last four games on the bench in place of Omar Casspi. Casspi is returning to action Wednesday, but Acy will remain the starter for this matchup because head coach George Karl likes his pick-n-roll defense. Casspi will likely return to the starting rotation sooner than later.
Acy contributed 18 points (8-9 FG, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, a steal and a pair of blocks over 25 minutes in Thursday's 118-115 victory over the Lakers. Omri Casspi's multi-game absence as a result of a back injury afforded Acy a starting opportunity for the second straight game, and he managed to make good use of the extra minutes. The four-year pro posted his second-straight double-digit scoring performance at the power forward spot, and notably equaled his season-high with 25 minutes after only tallying 16 minutes in his first start against the Mavericks. The former Knick was nearly perfect from the field and solid on the glass as well, giving him some serviceable fantasy stat lines over the last pair of contests. However, his tenure in the starting five figures to come to an end as soon as Casspi is healthy enough to return, keeping him as a sneaky punt play in daily formats at most for the time being.
Acy recorded a season-high 12 points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go with six boards and one steal across 16 minutes in Tuesday's 117-116 double-overtime loss to the Mavericks. Acy was perfect from the field while making his second straight start in place of the injured Omri Casspi (back), but a dearth of playing time again limited his overall fantasy upside. It's especially troubling that Acy couldn't even make a push for 30 minutes despite the Kings' multiple injuries along with the fact that the game went two extra periods. The lack of usage indicates that Acy just isn't viewed as an integral member of the Kings' rotation, so his minutes shouldn't be counted on to increase even if he continues to remain in the starting lineup during any future games Casspi might miss.
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