Apr 23, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the Bobcats 101 - 73. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

D.J. Augustin Player Profile

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D.J. Augustin

 

April 3, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon (8) goes up to block a shot attempt by Charlotte Bobcats guard DJ Augustin (14) during the second half at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Charlotte 92-87. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

2011-2012 Season Review

D.J. Augustin was the point guard on a bad Charlotte Bobcats teams.  He averaged 11 points per game and dished out six assists per game.  One good stat that was a season-high was the 13 assists he passed along in a game against Detroit.  That will be a good asset for the Indiana Pacers, who signed him to a deal through free agency.  His season-high scoring was 26 points in a game, but probably won’t be called up for big scoring games.

2012-2013 Season Preview

I’m excited as a Pacers fan to see what Augustin can do on a good team. He’s always been a Bobcat, and now gets the chance to shine on a contending team in the Eastern Conference.  He’s going to handle the backup duties at point guard, which is something that the Pacers’ second unit will need.  At times last season, they got stalled a bit, so if they can get that dependability out of Augustin, things will be good.  I don’t know much about him as I’ve never paid attention to the Bobcats and his play, but if Pacers management feel like he’s going to fit in here, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.  To me, he looks like a solid back up guard, and one that can work that position fine for what he can do.  If he can get around that six assist per game, that would really be great for the bench.  That would be the area I think he should strive to excel in.  Putting guys in good positions to score, especially since those second line guys struggle with scoring at times.

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