Can Austin Daye be NBA shooting guard?Posted by Inside Hoops
Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press reports:
Can Austin Daye play shooting guard in the NBA?
He certainly would be a matchup problem at 6-feet-11 — he’s taller than fellow second-year players Jonas Jerebko and DaJuan Summers. Daye spent plenty of time at the position last week during the Pistons’ Summer League in Las Vegas as the staff experimented with him at different positions.
He has the height of a power forward, the body of a small forward and the shooting range of a shooting guard, but at 22, he has plenty of room to grow physically and mentally.
The lanky shooter has the perimeter game to play the position, but whether he has the quickness to guard smaller shooting guards and the commitment to handle the defensive aspects of the position are yet to be determined.
Playing multiple positions would get him more time on the floor during the regular season.