TNT’s David Aldridge reported Sunday night that the Detroit Pistons have signed Chicago Bulls G D.J. Augustin. Augustin averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 assists in 71 games split between the Toronto Raptors and the Bulls last season and shot 40.1% from deep.
However, he flourished once he was traded from Toronto to the Bulls. With the Raptors, Augustin averaged 2.1 points and 2 assists and shot .091% from deep in 10 games. With the Bulls, those numbers shot up as he averaged 14.9 points and 5 assists and shot 41.1% from deep in 61 games. At $3 million per year, he’s a steal.
Another very good signing by Stan Van Gundy and company. Augustin is a very good point guard and once he got his opportunity in Chicago, he flourished. I like Augustin more than I like Will Bynum and he is more consistent than Bynum.
The problem with the Augustin signing is that he’s another point guard. With Brandon Jennings, Bynum, Peyton Siva, and Spencer Dinwiddie on the roster, that means there’s probably another move coming. Siva’s contract is non-guaranteed so Siva is probably off the roster. I doubt Jennings gets moved and Dinwiddie will miss time with the ACL injury. It’s a possibility that Bynum gets moved, but I doubt that happens any time soon. However, I think in a later time Bynum will be moved. I have a hunch that his time is running out in Detroit.