Miami Heat’s latest 2-way addition, Darius Days, likens himself to P.J. Tucker

Daishen Nix #15 of the Houston Rockets drives against Darius Days #38 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Daishen Nix #15 of the Houston Rockets drives against Darius Days #38 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat might’ve just done it again. Well, that’s certainly what they hope after signing Darius Days to a two-way contract.

The LSU product suited up for the San Antonio Spurs Summer League squad, averaging 13.7 points and 10 rebounds while shooting an impressive 37.5 percent from deep. At his size, build and skill set, he could be a very valuable piece to a power forward rotation that just lost a really good one in P.J. Tucker.

But that’s a thought you’ll want to keep in mind.

The reason you’ll want to keep it in mind is that in the pre-draft process, Darius Days said those exact words—in so many other words about himself and his game.

The Miami Heat have filled both their two-way slots already. With Darius Days being one of them, he likens his game to a guy that just left in P.J. Tucker.

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In an NBA Draft Combine interview, Days answered quite a few questions, including how he best describes his skills, what he thought he could bring to an NBA team, how his college experience prepared him for the pro level, and can he fill “a role” in the NBA.

There was one particular question and answer that really stood out though. When asked about which current or past player he thinks he resembles, here is what Days had to say.

"Most definitely. P.J. Tucker, for sure. I feel like we, kind of, have the same build. Shoot the corner three-ball, guard multiple guys, and just be very versatile on the floor."

That’s interesting for two very important reasons. The first is that without Tucker in the mix, that was one of the Miami Heat’s key needs.

And it’s a lot to think that a two-way rookie will be able to come in and fill that role alone, however, that leads to the second reason this is pretty interesting. Days and his game check out.

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With his skills and what he’s shown thus far, he and guys like Haywood Highsmith might be able to be pretty effective at helping remedy Tucker’s absence. The Miami Heat still want to add another piece or so there, but they have a solid foundation in what they seem to be building at the spot.