Last edited by LG33; 12-08-2012 at 02:03 PM.
He's underperforming here, but he wasn't good in Charlotte either, imo. He had some ok/decent stats, but he was a bad player. It's no surprise that Charlotte had the worst record ever with him running the offense. And that's his stronger suit.
The line I'd hope to see when Danny comes back.....
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He is a descent back-up PG in the NBA plain and simple. I think once Danny returns there will be less pressure for him scoring wise and he will do better. Keep in mind that he has only played 20 games for us and maybe by mid season he will be more comfortable.
His play is disturbingly bad. Not sure how he can keep playing. He's just so terrible at basketball right now.
I don't know why people talk as if he was a decent shooter in recent years. His past three years of shooting percentages have been awful: 2009-10: .386, 2010-11: .416, 2011-12: .376.
At this point we might as well bring Blake Ahearn back or ANYBODY that can hit a wide open jump shot, ***** DJ's been bad.
I guess Ben Hansbrough cannot hurt this team more than DJ right now.
The perfect scenario would be having Lance as the back up point guard but until Danny comes back i guess we can't have that.
If Augustin really did turn down a multi year deal from the Bobcats, I think he's going to regret it. I really doubt if he's in the NBA next year, at the very least that was the only big money contract he'll ever be offered.
It is amazing that our front office thought it was a good idea to dump DC for no reason other then be able to go after Augustin. That is complete incompetence.
There are no good answers to bring in a backup pg. Our best bet will be to wait until Granger is healthy and give all the backup pg minutes to Lance.
I think it is a combination of our system and maybe the fact that he is struggling mentally. I think this can be said for both Gerald and D.J. Don't get me wrong, D.J. has looked pretty bad since he's been here, but he doesn't look very comfortable and you can't just deny the fact that he was a decent player while in Charlotte even when they were a playoff team at one point. I don't know if he'll come out of this slump and I hope this doesn't end up like the situation T.J. Ford had with us, for Augustin's sake.
That's the one thing that always worried me about DJ. Sure he knocked down 3s at a good clip last year but his 2-point percentage has always terrible.
I really wish we could just cut him and try to sign a player like Mike Bibby. I don't want anymore young unproven players on this team. They need a couple of players on the bench that have experience and won't get rattled on the offensive end. Anyone but him would be an improvement. That's the last I'm going to say about DJ Augustin the rest of the season. He's dead to me.
He was a complete professional coming off the bench for us. Sure he wanted to start but I don't think that's the reason they traded him for a player that would have just signed with us for nothing.
Augustin is simply a bad player.
It really is a shame that our backup PG looks like he should be assigned to the D-League.
When your PG is the black hole offensively, it completely ruins your lineup. I feel like we improved the bench from last season, except at PG which is really ruining the production of the guys coming off the bench, who aren't playing as well as they could be. It's also a real disadvantage for George Hill, who can barely get a breather because he needs to come in immediately for Augustin.
Hopefully he's more productive soon, but if push comes to shove, we need to acquire a better backup PG.
Augustin has had some better games, but it's nothing to get hyped up over.
I'm not sure if the whole playing for a bad team made him appear better. Then comes to a good team as a backup and thinks it'll be easy. To say the least, he's horrible.
Last edited by Trophy; 12-09-2012 at 01:44 PM.
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DJ had a sweet stretch tonight.
2/2 shooting (4 points) and a real nice assist in about 2 minutes.
hindsight is 20/20