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Old 07-25-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Lakers interested in Austin Daye

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The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in free agent Austin Daye, according to sources. Daye worked out for the Lakers today.

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Lakers adding youth this offseason??? That's almost unheard of!!!

Would be a decent pick up, since itd most likely be for a near minimum. He'd be a 3/4 that fits the dantoni system. Hopefully one of him or wes really steps up this season.
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i liked austin daye when he was still playing for detroit, so good pick up for the lakers if they can get him for cheap
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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D'Antoni-type player, I'll take it
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What happened to him? He used be somewhat decent in Detroit.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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What happened to him? He used be somewhat decent in Detroit.

He's like a tweener and system type of player. Sometimes it takes time for those type of player to find their spot to thrive.
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Default Re: Lakers interested in Austin Daye

First Clark. Then Johnson and now Daye. Lakers picking up guys that I was high on around draft time who busted

Daye can still be a serviceable backup three for 15 minutes or so a night.
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He's like a tweener and system type of player. Sometimes it takes time for those type of player to find their spot to thrive.

Ahh figured, thanks!
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What happened to him? He used be somewhat decent in Detroit.
nah, he was never decent in detroit. He had his moments, but he lost his shot after his first year. I always rooted for him, but he will never be more than an 8 min per night deep bench guy
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Default Re: Lakers interested in Austin Daye

Daye seems like a good fit at the 3/4 in the D'Antoni system. It's good to see the Lakers signing youth and athleticism instead of old age and washed up. Seems like the system that one of these young guys could break out in.
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Default Re: Lakers interested in Austin Daye

Rarely seen the guy play. Is he kinda like a version of Channing Frye? I've seen the comparison written somewhere at least.
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hopefully the experience and leadership and work ethic of Kobe and Nash can rub off on some of these young, athletic, high-prospect semi-bust guys and help them realize their actual potential.
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Default Re: Lakers interested in Austin Daye

Very solid player. Good athlete, can score the ball.
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Lakers should save their money, kid is worthless.
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I think he will work great as a roleplayer under D'Antoni's system.
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Default Re: Lakers interested in Austin Daye

I hope the Lakers don't sign him. They're already stacked as it is, signing Austin would be unfair to the rest of the league.
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