Daye Receiving Opportunity To Prove He Belongs In Rotation
Austin Daye spent most of the season practicing at power forward, but he has a chance to stick in the rotation at small forward due to the uneven performances of Corey Maggette.
On Monday, Daye played 18 minutes while Maggette did not play.
"It was good just to be out there," Daye said. "I wasn't out of shape or anything, so that was good. And I was able to knock down one shot out of my two."
"I'll give him a ton of credit in that he's been an unbelievable professional this year in terms of not being in the rotation, not getting an opportunity every day, but he's been the same guy," Lawrence Frank said. "I've seen very good growth from him. He's become a professional player. He's always had the skills but it's the makeup of dealing with (things).
"A lot of guys are for the team when it's going for them. It's when it's not going well for them, they're not even getting a chance, can you be for the team? And that's what a professional player does."