Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers

If you were hoping that the end of a realistic playoff race last week meant more minutes for the Raptors’ rookies, you’ll probably be disappointed by the news today that the team has reassigned Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.

With the final 22 games likely meaning more for next season and the future in general than for the present day, I would have preferred to see Acy log some NBA minutes instead of D-League minutes, which are often useless for big men (D-League is filled with hopeful guards and swingmen chucking  shots and often looking off their bigs) unless part of a conditioning/rehab stint.

So much for that. Looks like we’ll have to wait at least a little while longer to see Acy on the floor in a Raptors jersey again.

Fun fact: While I understand it means next to nothing since it’s an incredibly small sample size and he doesn’t even qualify for most stats (Quincy’s only played 154 total minutes this season), Acy’s PER of 18.32 ranks 18th out of 197 listed forwards this season.

By the way, I’ll have more on the game later tonight in my Game Thread, but the team announced that Rudy Gay will return to the lineup tonight while Andrea Bargnani will be a gametime decision after a “reaction to medication.”

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