"I feel like this year I have a lot more freedom," Daye said. "Coach has seen how I've been playing, and he has trusted me to make the right play, do the right thing."
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"It's not really a big deal for me if I start or if I don't start," said Daye, who spoke to reporters before Kuester announced he was the starter. "It's always a matter of me playing significant minutes and I'll be happy."