The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look at different options and are trying to fill out their roster with contracts that would not jeopardize their chances to be big players in the 2014 NBA free agency. Another player that the Lakers could add is Austin Daye.
The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in free agent Austin Daye, according to sources. Daye worked out for the Lakers today.
Daye spent his first three seasons with the Detroit Pistons, and was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the Rudy Gay blockbuster deal.
So far in his young career Daye has played a limited role off the bench and is a pretty one-dimensional player. He is a rare breed of big men that can shoot the 3-ball at an efficient rate and is shooting 0.356 percent from beyond the arc in his career. Unfortunately, Daye doesn’t do much else than that.
A player like Daye could potentially be a decent fit in Mike D’Antoni’s system, but if the Lakers end up signing him it’s very likely to be on a cheap one-year deal.