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Austin Daye "All-2012 Team"

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  1. Benjols

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    According to John Hollinger: NBA: Hollinger's All-2012 Team - ESPN

    "Daye's recent uptick hasn't been quite as extreme as that of some other players on this list, but the 22-year-old Detroit forward has nonetheless shown he's turning the corner. With Tayshaun Prince and Tracy McGrady likely moving on next season, the small forward job appears it will be Daye's for the taking, and he seems ready to nab it. He's earned more minutes as the season has progressed and taken advantage, averaging double figures since the start of February. His frame has filled out a bit, so he's not quite as freakishly skinny and he can make more stands defensively.
    Offensively, meanwhile, his combo of length and shooting ability means he can be effective spotting up or playing over the top of smaller wings."
     
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    Read the article and expected Monroe to be the Pistons representative.
     
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    Same here, but I think Hollinger already loves Monroe so he wouldn't consider him. I think I'm actually happier Daye is on the team.
     
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    Dan Feldman on Pistonpowered put a bit of a negative spin on Daye:




    John Hollinger names Austin Daye in list of ‘up-and-coming players to watch’ « PistonPowered
     
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    Absolutely a correct call on this analysis. It might be a good idea to understand the position we might want out of him. This, of course, depends on the deficiencies surrounding his playing position.




    Some notes (about Daye):
    • Terrific long-range shooter that reacts solely on obtaining a distant shot. You can mark the floor spots regarding his comfort level and how he faces the basket.
    • In a set offense and facing the basket, has trouble with dancing via his opposite. He has no moves toward his partner in understanding the lead. Say what you will, when Tay backs down, there is no movement outward, but a tracking lead toward the basket. Tay operates as a 3. Daye is all spot up.
    • There is a lack of lateral smoothness. The question on some of these positional movements (providing they don't have lead feet) is a scouting knock that says that this player is weak when they must put the ball on the floor. But, Daye is not weak when his has to dribble. Therefore, does it concern spacing and his own lack of quick reaction that involves adequate shiftiness?
    • Remember, we are talking the 3 position. At the 4, you are prancing on CV turf or perhaps an Alice-in-Wonderland saga that ends up comprehending the Red-Queen who understands how to take the 4 position to bed.
     
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    Word for Word.
     
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    I thought Daye was a 6'11" point guard.
     
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    I don't think you can play point and not be a good dribbler.
    I think what Daye doesn't do is worry about penetrating when he is face up. He just shots over.
    But these articles seem spot on.
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    At a post a foot it's a 1.23106 mile post.

    Still pretty impressive though.
     
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    I'm sure Darth Tater will take the appropriate steps necessary, as he is our posts tracker...:)
     
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    It's even more impressive on a 13-month basis.
     
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    Or at a mile a post it's back and forth across the U.S. once and .75 ~.
     

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