According to John Hollinger: NBA: Hollinger's All-2012 Team - ESPN "Daye's recent uptick hasn't been quite as extreme as that of some other players on this list, but the 22-year-old Detroit forward has nonetheless shown he's turning the corner. With Tayshaun Prince and Tracy McGrady likely moving on next season, the small forward job appears it will be Daye's for the taking, and he seems ready to nab it. He's earned more minutes as the season has progressed and taken advantage, averaging double figures since the start of February. His frame has filled out a bit, so he's not quite as freakishly skinny and he can make more stands defensively. Offensively, meanwhile, his combo of length and shooting ability means he can be effective spotting up or playing over the top of smaller wings."