April 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) passes the ball against the defense of Memphis Grizzlies power forward Austin Daye (5) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers interested in Austin Daye


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.

(via Alex Kennedy’s Twitter)

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.

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  • rolin isaacs

    Austin Daye is perhaps a good choice as a stretch four. But, what of 2nd round draft, Kelly? Do we need two slow-footed 6’11″ guys who are sharp-shooters? Seems D’Antoni’s system neglects players of speed,quickness and aggressiveness. Just sayin’…! Will Marcus Landry, Lester Hudson and Elias Harris get a chance? We don’t want to be run off the court!!! How ’bout a little more ice cream wit’ dat’ cake?