He is a forward who is 6’7″ 225. His game reminds me of a Reggie Evans, but with better offensive upside. Acy has a great motor and is a relentless worker on the court. His 7’3″ wingspan is impressive and allows him to guard a small forward or a power forward.
Acy is a hard nosed player who can bring you effort off the bench. He loves to bang and play physical in the paint. He is a good leaper too who can finish at the rim with explosiveness.
The Raptors are attempting to get deeper and deeper, and Acy is a guy who will embrace his role as an energy/hustle guy who will likely get his minutes in spurts off the bench. He will not look to do too much. His offensive game is smart in that he does not force things. He takes good shots, and attacks the rim.
On defense he has the potential to contribute for Dwane Casey. He has long, active arms. As a four-year collegian he has had time to develop his defensive fundamentals. Aaron Gray, Alan Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas, Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, and Ed Davis are all potentially/likely ahead of Acy on the depth chart, but his defense and hustle are sure to earn playing time with coach Casey.
He has a beard that could one day rival James Harden and his beard, but hopefully his motor and aggressive effort will contribute to this team for years to come. The only other second round pick in the Bryan Colangelo era was P.J. Tucker in 2006 so we will hope for a better result than Tucker’s career.
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