Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that former Indiana Pacer and Charlotte Bobcat D.J. Augustin has agreed to a 1 year, $1.2 million deal with the Raptors.

The undersized Augustin has never lived up to expectations after being drafted 9th by Charlotte (just to rub salt in the wound of Bobcat fans, Brook Lopez was taken one spot later), and is coming off his worst season in his one season in Indiana, while heĀ isn’t good enough to push Kyle Lowry for the starting spot, he has the potential to be a very good backup. And if Lowry is traded in an attempt to rebuild, Augustin should be capable of holding down the fort for a year.

He’s quick and can hit the three (career .370 from beyond the arc), but his size hurts him defensively, and has not always been the most consistent quarterback.

Overall, this is a very good signing by Ujiri, and the Raptors are now respectable three deep at the point guard position (Lowry, Augustin and Byucks- Stone wasn’t signed after failing the medical).

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  • Rick

    Nice! Lets see what this team could do!

  • Vimsanity

    Solid backup PG.

  • tonious35

    For Raptor fans, no more watching DJ Augustin blowing through Calderon for an easy layup now.

    • Dr Scooby

      …until we play the mavs that is

  • amigo

    Tank commander

    • arsenalist

      Don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve always liked Augustin as a backup. He had two good seasons in Charlotte coming off the bench, and looked to be a pretty solid 3-point shooter (shot 44% and 40% his first two seasons). Once he got promoted to a starter he struggled and I think being a designated backup PG will define his role, and I look for him to be better.

      • Dr Scooby

        Tank commander +1

  • robertparrish00

    Smart shopping! I like him coming off the bench.