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Thursday, June 25, 2009


The Pistons chose 6-11 Gonzaga forward Austin Daye with the No. 15 pick. They were hoping Louisville's Earl Clark would slide out of the lottery but Phoenix took him at No. 14.
Daye is a stick figure - 193 pounds - but under strength coach Arnie Kander's program, the Pistons aren't worried about his build. They think he can develop into a versatile forward in the mold of Lamar Odom or Rashard Lewis. Daye certainly has the offensive skills to add to the Pistons' anemic attack.
"We like his skill set, we like his growth and we like his basketball IQ," Joe Dumars said. "He's an extremely smart young player being around the game all his life, and he's also a high-character guy."
Daye's father, Darren, played five NBA seasons.


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