On January 30, 2013, the Memphis Grizzlies traded franchise player Rudy Gay for Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. The idea of the trade was to create financial relief and find players that were a better fit for the team.
Daye can start to prove his worth by catching up on his geography.
It hurts to know that Daye isn't certain as to where he is.
"It's good to be on the West Coast and also in a city like Memphis," [Austin Daye] said.
For those who didn't know, the city of Memphis is located in the Southwestern corner of Tennessee. The state of Tennessee is located in the Southeastern region of the United States.
Nearly 1,800 miles away from Daye's hometown of Irvine, Calif.—a city that is located on the West Coast.
That may be what's most puzzling about these comments: Daye is from the area he believes he's located. In fact, Daye is from the state most popularly correlated with the phrase, "West Coast."
Even still, he found a way to mistake Memphis, Tenn. for his home and its bordering states.
Fortunately, Daye is better with a basketball than he is with geography. His 51.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc in 2012-13 proves such a truth.
Unfortunately, this locational mix-up is much more likely to grab headlines than his work as a reserve. A potential game-winner can't come soon enough for Memphis' newest Grizzly.
Oh, the comedy of the NBA.