Joe Dumars had no desire to give away Austin Daye, stresses patience

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Dumars on Austin Daye: "It’s not a guy you just give away. You see his body, if he can get stronger, he can play. You get him to eat."

Joe D on Stuckey: "It’s a bad word in sports but sometimes it takes patience. giving up on a guy after a couple years, you can’t do that."

More on Stuckey: Sometimes it takes patience with a guy, when it doesn’t happen the first couple years, the answer isn’t ‘get rid of him’.