Toronto Raptors 2013 Player Profile: Austin Daye
That said, Daye’s failure last season to show the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies that he could be a reliable shooter leaves doubt on his potential with the Raptors. Toronto needs some depth and is hoping Daye can emerge throughout the season as a reliable shooter.
At 6-foot-11, 200 pounds, Daye averaged 4.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 55 games last season for the Pistons and Grizzlies. He and Tayshaun Prince were traded from Detroit to Memphis the middle part of last season as part of the three-team deal that also included Rudy Gay going to Toronto.
What the Raptors are especially hoping is for Daye to be a dangerous 3-point shooter again and spread the Toronto offense to cause complications for opposing defenses. That’s when he’s at his very best.
Daye has the knack for getting hot at certain times and can really give the team a spark. However, he also has a knack for getting stone cold. If he can be a more consistent shooter off the bench for the Raptors, he’ll be a decent impact player.