Im really wondering something....I always though Austin Daye would be a late first round pick and a high risk high reward player. But I saw early mocks having him go like last in the second round. Then when it came to the combine he had argueably the worst workout and skyrocketed up draft board. Did his awful combine help and show if he worked on his body how good he could be? Or did they just realize he is good with a great shot? What happened?
Austin Daye could play sf but he will be best at pf. They realize that if he gained muscle he and speed he would be better then Blake Griffin. His shooting touch is great and he has pg and sg like skills when going to the basket
Austin Daye has tremendous potential, being 6'10 with his silky jumpshot and length. But he isnt ready for the NBA and going back for his junior year would be best for him. He can get stronger and actually do a rep on a 185 lol. He can be very good, he just needs time to develop his body and skill set. Staying in the draft is a mistake...
Durant couldnt bench 185 if I remeber right.He does have an insanly smooth jumped that should trnaslate to the NBA no matter what cause he can shoot over people.
He is slow-footed and injury prone. He looks like a poor man's Tim Thomas. The difference between them is that Thomas was more athletic. They look good on paper but have no heart. Personally, I dont want my PF chucking up 3's like Rasheed Wallace or Mehmet Okur. Too slow for the 3. Too weak for the 4.
How do say he is injury prone? He had an injury to his knee and it wieghted him down and slowed his progress. He does need to mature as he came frustrated easily in games. He doesn't chuck up threes either he has a good shot selection but need to be more aggresive.
In my opinion he doesn't need to return for senior season!!NBA is better place to develop his body!!
It is just human nature to have something to say. If you remember a few year's ago when Brandan Wright was in the draft you had people posting he has no range how many long skinny Power Forward's make it without range and now you have Daye in the same mold but with the range so they need something to say so they criticize him for his lack of athleticism. Write this down and I mean this look at how much hype Ed Davis (Davis' potential is off the charts for real) got because of the final four run of UNC if Daye would have been a 6th man on that team he would be in consideration for the #1 pick right now.
^That's a f#ckin joke right?^
No sir that is not a joke. I think Ed Davis will be a major player and is one of the best prospects for next year's draft but if you look at him his hype started during UNC's run and if Daye had been in that position and posted the same numbers as Davis coupled with his range he would have been in the conversation just like Davis was starting to get mentioned as a potential top 3 pick after the championship. Boffacheerios this really isn't that far fetched calm down.
A poor mans Rashard Lewis, a rich mans Tim Thomas. His body reminds you of Tayshaun Prince over a Kevin Durant. I think he was vastly overrated come HS and on draft boards, but in what some consider BJ Mullens being a lottery pick in this years draft whose to say he has more upside than Daye? If he's drafted it's anywhere from 13-28. If he knows he's a first rounder then he will stay in. I don't buy the top 20 promise. I think he's just giving off a smoke screen himself.
Daye proved he lacks athleticism and strength. He reminds me of Scalabrine. Slow, unathletic, with good shooting. Suspect defense. Only difference is that Scalabrine is very competetive and much bigger.
Let me ask you a question...go look at tim thomas' numbers
if hes giving me those numbers as a late 1st rounder...i want him
Hes not the athlete any of those guys are. He moves like his shoes are too big.
He supposedly has a promise to go in the top 20.
Hes much more athletic than Daye. Daye really does move like his shoes are too big.
tbp82, here are some reasons why Daye is not comparable to Ed Davis. I think of Ed Davis as a Jason Thompson clone, but with much more upside to be great. (obviously) Hopefully you realize i'm not trying to call you out here, just trying to say what i feel. On the other hand, Daye is a complete opposite type of player. He is a finnesse big, with little athleticism, and very little aggressiveness. I agree with you that had he been at a higher ranked school, like NC, he would be much higher in the rankings, but to say that he would compete to be the number 1 pick above Blake Griffin, to me that's just ridiculous. I would also like to reverse the idea of putting Daye at NC by putting Ed Davis in Dayes position. As a clear cut starter and star, how high would Davis rise? Would he compete to be the number 1 pick? Davis>Daye and Daye had an easier situation which he still managed to not dominate with, so a guy who averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds at Gonzaga will magically become a number 1 pick playing for North Carolina(the number 1 team in the country) as a 6th man?! Sorry, that's unbelievable.
Reason being, this very site had Austin Daye as a top 5 pick before this past season. Yes, top 5.
Dejuan Summers, after a season as a complimentary player next to Jeff Green and Hibbert, was...on this site...listed as a top 10 pick.
The less you see of players, the less negatives you see. Lets be real, Ed Davis has turned a couple of tip backs per game to potential #1 pick. As a full time starter what will he do? He could be exposed just like Austin Daye was this past season.