So with the signing of Blalock, what does this mean for Alex Acker? Acker in my opinion had a better showing in the Vegas summer league. Acker was one of the Vegas league leaders averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals a game. His best game was against the Suns when he scored 29 points with 6 rebounds. When the Pistons sent Acker down to the D league mid season he flourished, averaging 17.9 point and 4.8 rebounds in 35 minutes. Those are some pretty good numbers for Acker who already has a year in the league behind him.
I don’t know what will become of Acker but I hope we just don’t let him go. Maybe the Pistons want to develop Blalock who is a true point guard, rather than Acker who seems to be more comfortable playing the 2 position. I would like to see Acker get a shot, he knows that his chances are slim and he’s playing like he has nothing to lose. He is giving it everything he has every minute he’s out there and that is the kind of player that fits well with the Pistons organization.
One thing that doesn’t look good for Acker is that the Pistons gave Flip Murray #6, the same number worn by Acker last season.