Acy will decline his option to return to the Kings for the 2016-17 season, and will become an unrestricted free agent, Sam Amick of NBA Insider reports. Acy could opt in for $1.05 million next season, but after a rough season with a Kings team that put up a sub .500 season for the 10th season in a row, it is likely that he will explore other options on the open market in the offseason. At 25-years-old, Acy is still young and could have better luck with a more established team. The four-year man put up averages of 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.5 steals in 15 minutes per game through 59 games during 2015-16.
Acy registered 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, an assists and a block over 28 minutes in Thursday's 105-97 loss to the Timberwolves. The four-year veteran was productive in a bench role for the second straight contest, and saw a nice boost in both his playing time and numbers Thursday with DeMarcus Cousins out for rest. The point total was Acy's second-best on the season, with only the 18 he scored on Jan. 7 against the Lakers eclipsing it. Acy appears likely to come off the bench in the season's final games, but could still receive solid playing time while doing so.
Acy moved to a reserve role in Tuesday's 115-107 loss to the Trail Blazers, finishing with eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt) in 15 minutes. Acy had started the Kings' previous 10 games at power forward, but with DeMarcus Cousins drawing back into the lineup following a two-game absence, coach George Karl elected to pair the star big man with ascendant rookie Willie Cauley-Stein. Though Cousins came through with a dominant 30-point, nine-rebound effort, Cauley-Stein struggled to mesh with him, contributing only nine points and five boards over 34 minutes. That could prompt Karl to move Cauley-Stein back to the bench and reinsert Acy as a floor-spacing power forward for the top unit, but it likely wouldn't result in much of an uptick in minutes or fantasy value for Acy.
Acy managed 14 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and two blocks over 19 minutes in Friday's 116-94 victory over the Suns. On a night where everything seemed to go right for the Kings, Acy got in on the fun with his third double-digit scoring effort of March. He provided solid work on the glass as well, but with rookie Willie Cauley-Stein posting a career-high scoring total on Friday, Acy's days in the first unit may be numbered as the Kings enter the final stretch of the season.
Acy had two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound in 11 minutes during the Kings' 109-102 loss to the Bulls on Monday. Acy drew his third straight start on Monday. However, he is averaging just 3.4 points, two rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 assists in 14 minutes over the last five games.
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