Here's the latest article from the Star. Now my title is cynical I suppose, but I know many of us do suspect that the Star is often the "warm up act" when the Pacers plan to do something.
They discuss a player or potential deal, which can then be followed by the "official" company line saying that no deals are working, no draft choice has been made or that they plan to go with someone else, and so on.
In this case it's a feel-good on Augustine. Just DJ saying he thinks he's ready to lead a team paired with what is in my opinion a ridiculous "debate" between taking DJ (will be there at 11) and Westbrook (shocking if he falls to 11).
To me it seems to have a strong slant toward DJ being the better pure PG option and that the Pacers need a new PG (duh, but still). So a bunch of casual fans read this and form this opinion of DJ that he'd be a great option for the Pacers, paving the way for TPTB to get a positive response when they actually take him...after weeks of talking about bigs, bringing in all sorts of players and other various run around.
Of course there are those of you who think there is zero connection between what the Pacers are planning and what the Star/Pacers.com write about. Whatever gets you through the day I guess.