Austin and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Daye

Putting the ball on the floor to counter a defense scrambling to contest his shot is theoretically a smart move by Daye, as his height and handle would -– again, theoretically -– allow him to finish inside with ease or throw passes over the top of his defender. That hasn’t been the case; although Daye does have some play-making skill, his decision to give up looks on the perimeter to get into the paint has resulted in an 18.6 turnover rate -– a shockingly high mark for a wing player, and particularly so for one who posted just a 10.2 turnover rate last season. The 6-11 Daye –- who made 40 percent of his 3-point attempts last year -– should be able to rise and fire against anything other than a hard closeout from a quick-footed big man or a long-armed wing player. Instead, he’s putting the ball on the floor, and often wasting a potentially efficient opportunity... VIDEO: