Viktor Bychkov, general director of BC Khimki, said the club will not renew the agreement with their American small forward Austin Daye. The 23-year-old player of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons had signed a two-month contract, which now expired.
«The club will not renew the agreement with Austin Daye. The position of our club is to consider seriously players from the NBA, if we are sure the player can sign a contract until the end of the season, not until the end of the lockout,» Bychkov said as quoted by RIA Novosti.
He tallied 4.0 points and 2.5 boards per game in Euroleague Qualifying Round. In VTB League Austin Daye posted 5.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per appearance
It’s tough to determine how much Khimki was dissatisfied with Austin Daye’s play and how much the team wanted a player it knows will be available the entire season, but those numbers don’t jump off the board. An optimistic reminder: Daye’s production in two months in Russia probably doesn’t correlate with his chance of playing well in the NBA next season.
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