Pacers Sign Point Guard DJ Augustin
July 13, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have signed free agent guard D.J. Augustin to a contract. Per club policy terms of the contract were not released.
"D.J. is an excellent pick-up for this team," said Pacers General Manager Kevin Pritchard. "He’s an amazing kid that will fit well here with the Pacers’ family. His experience will be valuable as we move our franchise forward. Our priority is to keep our own players and then to fill in the holes that exist. D.J. helps us accomplish that."
The 6-0, 180-pound Augustin joins the Pacers after spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Charlotte Bobcats. Drafted as the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Bobcats, he has career averages of 10.9 points and 4.4 assists per game. As a rookie, he was named to the 2008-09 All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 11.8 points, 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 72 games played.
"I’m very excited," said Augustin. "It’s a great organization basketball-wise, they made the playoffs last year and to be part of a winning organization feels great."