HoopsHype Austin Daye rumors

January 17, 2012 Updates

The lack of practice can also affect guys in extended slumps or players who want to work themselves back into the playing rotation. Both of those describe forward Austin Daye , who has yet to find any type of rhythm. "Austin not being a part of the rotation," Frank said. "Every day he has an opportunity to work. Hey, this is survival of the fittest." Detroit News

A natural shooter, Daye hasn't made a 3-pointer and is shooting 20 percent from the field. When Frank was referring to his team thinking too much instead of reacting last week, Daye could've been top of mind. "He's had situations where he's shot-faked himself out of a shot," Frank said. "I don't care if he misses every shot. Just play hard, compete. If you do make a mistake, move onto the next play." Detroit News

November 24, 2011 Updates

Viktor Bychkov, director of Khimki Moscow, announced that the contract of Austin Daye won't be renewed, as reported by Sports.ru. The forward signed with the Russian team a two-month contract who is now expiring. Sportando

November 14, 2011 Updates
November 10, 2011 Updates

Austin Daye (@Adaye5) is leaving Khimki - coach Rimas Kurtinaitis told Sports.ru that the 2-month contract won't be extended Twitter

Austin Daye: I have no idea where it’s going to go. I’m just hoping the union can come together and find a solution to this problem. I’m a supporter of the union, I believe strongly that they are doing all the right things. Right now D-Fish [Derek Fisher] is working his butt off to get a deal done. There is so much pressure on him and hearing the comments Jerry Stackhouse was making kind of hurt. I know D-Fish is working real hard for the best interests of the players. I know Billy Hunter is trying to do the same thing. As far as the owners go, I understand, it’s a business. Hopefully they can understand that we have helped build this game back to having a great image. The last couple of years our stock has been rising and more people are watching. HoopsHype

Did Stackhouse’s comments surprise you, especially the timing and tone? Austin Daye: The timing did. Jerry Stackhouse is a smart guy. But it’s not like D-Fish is making my fourth year deal or out there getting my extension. It comes down to how you play, regardless. Everyone knows that. Some guys get overpaid, but they worked to get overpaid and it’s a general manager who decided to pay them that money. It comes down to having a great general manager who knows what he’s doing and having a great system within your organization to build a winner. HoopsHype

So your contract is only for two months. If the NBA season is canceled, will you stay there? Austin Daye: I’m not sure. It’s up in the air. We need to see if the team would want to extend, if not it would be my choice to come home. I’m kind of eager to come home and work out with my trainer in Los Angeles. It all depends on playing time as well. I came to help a team with a player that was hurt and now that he’s coming back, I’m getting less minutes, which I understand. I knew that was part of the process. HoopsHype

Have you seen many people of color in Moscow? Austin Daye: There’s not a whole lot of diversity. When I go to the mall, I definitely get some stares. But when I go to the mall in Detroit, I get stares too because I’m 6-11. But I get some stares out here that are kinda like ‘whoa’. It all comes with the territory. HoopsHype

How have you kept in touch with your family and up to speed regarding news about the lockout? Austin Daye: Skype is the only thing I got. I’m on here all day. I try to go online to ESPN, HoopsHype, NBA.com to keep up with the lockout. There’s no TV. Unless you can get English channels, it’s not even worth it. I’ve got my PlayStation 3 and a bunch of DVDs. HoopsHype

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Less than a week before playing the do-or-die Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, one of last year's survivors, BC Khimki Moscow Region, added some size and scoring punch by signing Austin Daye to a two-month contract. Daye (2.11 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the Detroit Pistons of the NBA, where last season he averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 72 games. Daye played college ball in Gonzaga from 2007 to 2009. Daye is expected to make his European debut with Khimki at next week's qualifying rounds. Euroleague.net

Russian team Khimki Moscow signed for the season, with an NBA out to exercise the lockout ends, Austin Daye, as told us by agent Obrad Fimic from Alti Sport. Former Gonzaga spent the last two seasons of his career in NBA with Detroit Pistons with whom he has played 141 games averaging 6.3ppg and 3.2rpg. Sportando

September 22, 2011 Updates

Pistons forward Austin Daye, poised for a breakout year, isn't waiting for the NBA lockout to be resolved. The third-year forward signed a deal with a Russian team; Daye, 23, departs this weekend. Only one other Piston, second-round pick Kyle Singler, has signed an overseas deal, with Spanish club Lucentum Alicante. Daye's deal is for two months, ending in December, Daye can opt-out in case the NBA's collective bargaining situation is resolved quickly. Training camp would start the first week of October. Daye averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20 minutes last season, shooting 40 percent from three-point range. Detroit News

September 21, 2011 Updates

Vincent Goodwill: #Pistons Austin Daye just signed a deal to play with a Russian team. It has an opt-out clause if the lockout ends and is until December Twitter

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