Someone posted this article in the draft recruiting thread, this part caught my eye...
Is 7th a Reach for Augustin?
In desperate need of help at the point guard position, and with D.J. Augustin in their sights holding the 7th overall pick, the Clippers are pondering whether to pull the trigger on the extremely productive sophomore playmaker from Texas. Augustin will clearly be the best point guard on the board, but may be a bit of a reach where they are selecting. Workouts will play a big role in the decision of Elgin Baylor and key decision maker Mike Dunleavy Sr. They will also likely nab a big man with the 35th pick.
Adding interest is the fact that Augustin has reportedly decided to hire Thad Foucher of Los Angeles-based agency Wasserman Media Group as his representation. Foucher is from Augustin’s home-town of New Orleans, and the agency has strong ties to the Texas program, currently representing LaMarcus Aldridge. If Augustin is selected in the top 10, WMG could have 5 of the top 10 picks in the draft, as they also represent Derek Rose, Brook Lopez, Danilo Gallinari and Anthony Randolph. There are rumors that they may end up signing Russell Westbrook as well.
Augustin has numerous fans in the lottery, including Charlotte and especially Indiana, and likely doesn’t slip past Sacramento at #12 at worst. He is one of the 9 players who will be participating in the very exclusive NBA pre-draft camp media session, which is a very good sign for him.
What would it take to swap picks with the clippers? Would Ike, Shawne, or possibly both do the trick? They just drafted thornton for SF, so maybe Ike would make more sense. Would that be enough? He is a former top 10 pick.
Also, the logical pick there is Eric Gordon. Would you go for Gordon, or someone else? I think if the pacers did this it would be for Gordon... with the PR problems we have had, Gordon would generate a lot of interest and put more fans in the seats than any other prospect we could snag there. He also has All-Star potential, could be a legit "1st option" as many like to say, and could be a good fit with Danny Granger on the wings.