The Sacramento Kings had a tough decision to make regarding Quincy Acy – pick up his contract or let him walk. Financially it wasn’t a big deal as Acy was only due a little less than a million dollars, but he was another body clogging up a roster spot on a team filled with power forwards.
Knowing that moving either Carl Landry or Jason Thompson will be difficult, the Kings used Quicy Acy as bait to rid themselves of Travis Outlaw as both were traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Sam Amick, it’s expected that Tyler will be waived and Ellington may be released via the stretch provision which allows Sacramento to remove his $2.7 million dollar figure off their cap over the course of three seasons.
The Kings are expected to waive Tyler and they could use the stretch provision on Ellington to improve their salary cap situation. But that final decision has not been made.
While losing Acy will be a blow to fans given his fan favorite status, it was simply a deal that allowed the Kings to rid themselves of a couple players to clear up roster spots and save some money while obtaining an additional asset down the road.
By no means a franchise altering trade, but one that gives more flexibility moving forward.