When Quincy Acy was cut by the Dallas Mavericks and assigned to their affiliate, the Texas Legends, it was not because he could not hack it in the NBA. At the time, Dallas was strapped for point guards due to injury and needed his roster spot for a floor general.
Understanding his situation, Acy used his time in the D-League to focus on showcasing what he does best; stretching the floor with his jumper, using his wingspan to grab rebounds and block shocks, and playing with high energy on both sides of the floor.
It didn’t take long for him to get noticed with the Legends. In 12 games played he averaged 17.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.1 blocks in 32 minutes played. He was not only effective but efficient too, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 39 percent from deep. This helped get him noticed by Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson of the Brooklyn Nets, earning him a 10-day contract.