Originally written November 02, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
Newly acquired Indiana Pacers point guard, D.J. Augustin, spent four seasons, or 282 games (roughly half of which he started) with the struggling Charlotte Bobcats organization before Charlotte renounced Augustin’s rights over the summer, landing him as an unrestricted free agent. And Augustin couldn’t be happier to start fresh with a new team, per Mike Wells of the Indy Star. “The whole time I was with the Bobcats I never knew where I stood,” he said. “I never felt like I was secure here. Augustin said in Reference to Charlotte. That’s just how I felt. They didn’t talk to me about anything. I guess that’s how they do things.” D.J. felt slighted after being let go by the Bobcats over the summer. A team he had spent his first four seasons with and always felt he was a building block for moving forward into the future. “It wasn’t frustrating cause I knew I could play this game and I knew I would be with some team,”Augustin said.“The fact was I was here for four years and the communication on what my role would be with the team was never set in stone.”  The fact of the matter is that Augustin can play the game. He’s a touch undersized for the point guard position, or any position for that matter. The Pacers and Bobcats before them both had the Texas alum listed at 6-0 feet flat, but it’s clear from watching Augustin on the court that the guard is closer to 5-10. The league has featured some undersized guards who have had success in today’s league. Most notably, Jameer Nelson from the Orlando Magic, who has maintained a starters role since his second season (2005) in the league. Nelson stands at about 5-10, or 5-11 and has never stood out as a star, but has received all-star honors and started in the NBA finals back in 2009. It became clear that the Charlotte Bobcats were moving forward in the direction of Uconn standout, Kemba Walker, which left Augustin on the outs and eventually led the 24-year old to sign a 1-year deal with the Pacers, worth $3.5 Million. We watched Darren Collison lose his starting job to George Hill last season, but that doesn’t mean that Hill is a lock to keep that role forever. Hill is more of a defensive-minded two guard, than a true point guard. Hill’s lack of offense and true point guard ability could open a door for Augustin to rack up some minutes as a Pacer. The post D.J. Augustin glad his Bobcat days are over appeared first on Pass The Pill.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.