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Austin Daye

Gonzaga is my fav team so I'm cheering for Daye but can he actually cut it in the league. I hope so......


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I dont think so

his only real attribute is that he is tall and can shoot, but he isnt a deadly shooter by any means. I think his athleticism is vastly overrated. Ive never once seen anyhting special, he looks weak and slow and has no offense other than shooting.

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Jared Jefferieeeeeeeeeees!!!

Jared Jefferieeeeeeeeeees!!! Enough said.

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Daye is a much better shooter than Jeffries

Daye is a lights out shooter from distance.

Daye is averaging 2 blocked shots per game and a sizzling 41% from 3-point range.

There's no way Daye will get past Phoenix, New Orleans, Utah and Sacramento in the 1st round all of whom could use a new SF.

Phoenix with journeyman Matt Barnes and old Grant Hill could use a new SF.
New Orleans with old Peja Stojakovic could use a new SF.
Sacramento with journeyman Andres Nocioni could use a new SF.
Utah with old journeyman Matt Harpring and undersized 6-6 CJ Miles could use a new SF. They have Kirilenko, but he's more of a defensive specialist for them. Daye would give them a 6-10 lights out shooter at that spot. Plus, he's from Gonzaga the same school as John Stockton, so I'm sure he'll be on the Jazz radar.

A talented sophmore 6-10 SF who blocks shots and can shoot lights out from 3-point range is going to go no later than the mid 1st round.

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I really hope

I really hope Austin Daye stays for his junior year at Gonzaga. I really think he can take over that team next year and be a top 10 pick next year in the 2010 draft. He has lots of potential being 6-10 and can shoot the 3. He needs to get stronger and his quickness needs to improve. A 6-10 SF doesnt come around.

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true

true that austins skills are better than jeffreis but their careers will be similar in that he will barely play or jus be a role player

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Not a good move A Daye..

He is Mike Dunleavy. He is Jared Jeffries. By this I mean he is an oversized 2/3 guard, that can handle it and shoot alright but is too weak and soft to be truly effective. Dunleavy played alright though in 07 08 so maybe there is a chance for him. I think he needs to go back to college.

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You guys act like Daye is

You guys act like Daye is a scorching hot 3 point shooter when he's only made 36 this year lol. That equates to about 1 a game and I never knew that made you an elite shooter.

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Daye to Bulls

I think he's a great pickup for Chicago if he falls to them. He offers shooting which is fond to Roses' game.

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Daye also isn't the leader

Daye also isn't the leader of his team, he's the third and somtimes fourth option. Jefferies basically single handedly beat a Duke team that had their whole starting line-up go to the league back in 02'. Daye doesn't have that capability. But don't think I am a Jefferies fan, i'm just stating the facts

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Jeffries was also a good athlete

probably an overrated one coming in, but I remember that the big draw to him was untapped potential. The thing about Daye is that he is a horrible athlete. He isn't strong, or fast, or vertically explosive. He isn't a deadly shooter, just a competant one. I really think people expect him to be good because he was so hyped at the beginining of the year but I saw him play twice and dont have a single good thing to say about him. I swear, from what Ive seen, He isn't any better a prospect than Steve Novak was. He can't take any sort of NBA quality player off dribble, or guard anybody with any speed or strength, he is really just a tall guy who doesnt do anything with it other than shoot j's decently.

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Austin Daye = Tayshaun Prince

Austin Daye is a much better prospect than Steve Novak was.

I don't recall Novak blocking 2 shots per game.

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Daye's defense and toughness

Daye's defense and toughness isnt close to the level of Tay I think he is more like a Tim Thomas (soft 6'10 player that likes to shoot threes)

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