Austin Daye lost weight in Russia

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Daye, who lost weight in Russia

Austin Daye’s weight has been, and apparently will continually be, a source of concern. He’s a very skilled player, but with such a thin frame, he has trouble matching up with most starting small forwards and every starting power forward. His weight could determine whether he makes a career as a starter or as a backup.

Losing a few pounds this offseason probably won’t effect his long-term prospects, but the short term is more disconcerting. Most players lose weight as the season progresses, so if Daye is starting the year underweight, that could be a big enough problem to keep him out of the rotation if other similarly able players at his position came to camp in shape.

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