HoopsHype Austin Daye rumors

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San Antonio Spurs forward Austin Daye appears to be enjoying his offseason as a member of the reigning NBA champions. While deep-sea fishing, the 26-year-old caught a monster sailfish but made sure to let everyone know that he threw the fish back in. Bleacher Report

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The San Antonio Spurs will keep forward Austin Daye beyond Monday’s contract guarantee deadline, a league source told RealGM. Acquired in a trade in February, Daye, 26, averaged 4.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14 games for the San Antonio Spurs. RealGM

One other player — deep reserve Austin Daye — could be added to the free-agent pile. The entirety of Daye's $1.063 million contract for 2014-15 becomes guaranteed Tuesday. If the Spurs waive him before then, he is owed only $250,000 and becomes an unrestricted free agent. San Antonio Express-News

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The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have recalled forward Austin Daye from the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. In Saturday night’s contest against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Daye recorded 27 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots in 40 total minutes. It marked his first game with the Toros this season since being acquired by the Spurs on Feb. 20. NBA.com

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Q: Gregg Popovich said recently that Nando De Colo requested a trade earlier in the season. Were you exploring a trade all season, or did the deal with Toronto (traded Austin Daye to the Spurs for De Colo last month) just pop up last minute? RC Buford: I mean we looked for opportunities to help our team. There were times when Nando was playing a significant role that made it more difficult than other times because of injuries and such, so when opportunities became available that allowed us to help Nando accomplish his goals and give us an opportunity to look at Austin and see if he might be able to fit; I mean, often times things happen closer to the deadline than most, but it doesn’t mean that you were pursing it any harder or any less hard earlier than that. It’s just, people tend dance toward the deadline. San Antonio Express-News

Q: Speaking of Austin Daye, what are your thoughts on him? Does he fit long-term or is it just something right now — an experiment? RC Buford: I don’t know how you know whether he fits long-term. His body of work for us to evaluate is not great, but I think that parts of his game, that he does well, can fit the way we play. We haven’t had a lot of practice time, and he hasn’t had a lot of game time, so it’s almost impossible to say what his role is other then to say: I think he has an opportunity for the future. He’s under contract for next year and we’ll see what happens. (The time between) now and the end of the summer will have a big impact on his ability to create a role. San Antonio Express-News

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It’s hard to see Daye becoming a factor this season. But he might show enough for the Spurs to fully guarantee next season over the summer. “I think it’s a great chance for me — I don’t think it’s the last chance for me,” Daye said. “If that’s what they’ve been saying, that’s what they can think. I know I’m a good player in this league, I know I can play in this league.” Detroit Free Press

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Scouts will tell you Daye can’t guard me (in fact, that’s precisely how one league guy put it last week) and that he’s a bit scrawny and needs to bulk up somehow to have any chance at doing something significant. But he can stretch defences, one guy told me that Daye could possibly be a three in some odd circumstances and he’s got a bit of promise if he ever bulks up. A couple of other teams – specifically Miami and the Lakers – were sniffing around the former No. 15 draft pick but he picked Toronto. Toronto Star

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