Originally written on Hip Hoop Junkies  |  Last updated 9/26/13
by Romy AquinoWith Jose Calderon and John Lucas III out of the picture, the backup point guard spot to Kyle Lowry is wide open.  Masai Ujiri signed DJ Augustin a one-year deal this offseason to potentially fill that backup role.  Augustin was a highly-touted prospect and was the ninth overall draft pick in the '08 draft that included a talented group of point guards: Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, George Hill and Jerryd Bayless.The 25-year old has had a mediocre NBA-career, averaging 9.6 ppg 4.0 apg in about 24 minutes playing time, having played fours seasons with the struggling Charlotte Bobcats and last season with the Indiana Pacers.  He's a quick pass-first point guard who's familiar with the backup point guard role, having played behind George Hill in Indiana.  He'll look to do the same with the Raptors and provide a boost of energy with the Raptors second unit. As a scorer, he can hit the three ball if left wide open but just as easily penetrate the lane for the basket. He'...
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