Austin Daye was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, but the forward has yet to make much of an impact on the NBA. A team in Russia is taking the chance that the former Gonzaga Bulldog will be able to make an impact across the pond, however, as they've signed Daye to a three-month contract -- or until the lockout ends, whichever comes first.
Daye inked a deal in Russia according to NBA
reporter player Jared Dudley, a forward for the Phoenix Suns and one of Daye's workout partners this summer at Impact Basketball in Las Vegas. Daye later sent out a tweet that he has an out-clause in his contract, allowing him to return to the states as soon as the lockout is finished.
The Pistons' forward didn't clarify which team he'll playing for while in Russia, but CSKA Moscow, Unics Kazan and BC Khimki seem to be the best bets since all are involved in Euroleague action.