Found 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.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Pacers win 2012-2013 season debut vs Raptors

I tell you what: I was ready to write about how it was a long season and that a road loss to the Raptors in the Pacers' season opener was not an alarm but a learning experience. Danny Granger is out indefinitely with a knee injury and George Hill is still recovering from hip and thumb injuries -- those were the excuses I was going to use (and not the fact that the Raptors flat...

WATCH: Jalen Rose stole Patrick Ewing’s TV/VCR

Former Indiana Pacers’ guard, Jalen Rose who played for a plethora of teams and now works for ESPN, came out with a secret he has kept for years. In a funny admission, Rose admits to actually stealing Knicks’ legend, Patrick Ewing’s TV/VCR. In an interview with ESPN’s Grantland, Rose talks about the rivalry in the ’90s and how he wanted to throw himself in the middle of...

For a guy who can get his head above the rim Indiana Pacer Gerald Green doesn't rebound much

Indiana Pacer Gerald Green can jump to the point that his head is higher than the rim. He's a career 8.3 ppg scorer with 2.3 rebounds, and...0.3 blocks **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Pacers 90, Raptors 88

George Hill scored the go-ahead basket with two seconds left, completing the Indiana Pacers' rally for a 90-88 season-opening win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. David West scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Paul George had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Pacers, who trailed 84-74 with just under six minutes left. Roy Hibbert added 14 points...

Tempered Expectations For Pacers

Despite having a successful season, it appears this expectations are low once again this season for the Indiana Pacers by most members of the media and fans outside of Indiana.

Pacers open road-heavy start with 90-88 win over Raptors

TORONTO -- The Indiana Pacers open the season with six of their first eight games on the road. They looked after the first one Wednesday, defeating the Toronto Raptors 90-88 in the season-opener on a shot with 2.1 seconds to play by George Hill before an announced crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. "We have to be able to win on the road," said David West who scored...

Pacers overcome Kings in double OT

I was too depressed after the Pacers lost to the Charlotte Bobcats yesterday to write a recap. The same Bobcats that had lost 23 games in a row dating back to last season. The Pacers were sloppy with their passes, took their opponents lightly, missed a zillion free throws, and just got outworked all night. That said, the Pacers actually still had a chance to win the game, but an...

Kings-Pacers Preview

After splitting two games against teams that finished well below .500 last season, the Indiana Pacers will try to get back in the win column when they return home to take on another such foe. The Pacers will also seek to add to the Sacramento Kings' struggles this season during their debut at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Indiana opened its season Wednesday with...

POUND THE ROCK STARS OF THE NIGHT - INDIANA PACERS 90, TORONTO RAPTORS 88

posted by Mike MasayaPOUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE:   PACERS 90, RAPTORS 88    SEASON RECORD: 0W-1LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #3: KYLE LOWRYLINE...
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.