Nets guarantee Quincy Acy’s contract on same day he gets married

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Quincy Acy‘s $1,709,538 salary for next season went from fully unguaranteed to fully guaranteed when the Nets didn’t waive him yesterday.

Oh, and he got married.

Congratulations to Acy on the wedding and the financial security, but his contract development was really a curse in disguise. If Brooklyn waived him to give his roster spot to a younger player, Acy would have earned on the open market at least the minimum salary he’s now slated to receive. But it’s not surprising the Nets wanted to keep the hustle player with a strong work ethic. He’s a great value, both for the example he sets and production he provides.

Acy vastly improved his already-decent 3-point shooting last year. If he maintains that stroke to complement his energetic play, Acy could get a far-more-lucrative contract at age 27 next summer, perhaps from a team ready to win now.