Today after 5pm DJ Augustin will clear waivers and be available to be signed via free agency by any of the 30 teams. According to reports by Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski,the Bulls are the front-runners to sign the 5th year man out of Texas.
Chicago is a strong frontrunner to sign D.J Augustin, league sources told Yahoo. After Toronto release, clears waivers Wednesday at 5 pm.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 10, 2013
Augustin would help fill the void at the PG position which lacks an attacking guard who can create their own shot. Although, he shouldn’t be expected to play Nate Robinson numbers, he does possess a similar basketball mindset More importantly he is an upgrade over Marquis Teague and Mike James. Who together combine an average of 2.1 ppg. While Hinrich is averaging 8.6ppg.
Over Augustin career, he averages 9.4 ppg and 3.4 assist while shooting 40 FG% and 36% from behind the arc. In seasons he plays an over 25mpg he averages no less than 11ppg. So, with a very weak front court and the injury prone Hinrich, DJ Augustin could be a smart and cheap pick up for this struggling Bulls team.
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