HoopsHype DJ Augustin rumors

November 2, 2012 Updates

Those comments came as a surprise and a disappointment to Rod Higgins, who heads the Bobcats’ basketball operations. The Bobcats offered Augustin a lucrative contract extension last season that he turned down. When the Bobcats came to terms with Ramon Sessions, the team rescinded a qualifying offer for more money than the one-year, $3.5 million contract Augustin signed with Indiana. “I’m not going to go into specifics, but we offered him more than he signed for in Indiana,’’ Higgins told the Observer at Friday shootaround. “I don’t think it would be appropriate to comment further than that.’’ Charlotte Observer

It’s safe to say Charlotte Bobcats management feels ex-Bobcat D.J. Augustin did them wrong. Augustin, now a backup point guard with the Indiana Pacers, was quoted in Friday’s Indianapolis Star as saying he “never knew where I stood’’ with the franchise during Augustin’s 282-game career here. “I never felt like I was secure here,’’ Augustin continued. “That’s just how I felt. They didn’t talk to me about anything. I guess that’s how they do things.’’ Charlotte Observer

July 13, 2012 Updates
July 12, 2012 Updates

D.J Augustin is gone at point guard, free agent Ramon Sessions will replace him, and power forward Kris Humphries and center Brendan Haywood could end up Charlotte Bobcats, too. The Bobcats came to terms with Sessions Thursday, then rescinded a $4 million-plus qualifying offer to four-year Bobcat Augustin. That made Augustin an unrestricted free agent, and immediately Augustin signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. Charlotte Observer

Adrian Wojnarowski: As @Mike Wells reports, Indy has agreed to a 1-year deal with DJ Augustin. Contract is worth $3.5 million, source tells Y! Twitter

The Bobcats have yet to resolve what to do with point guard D.J. Augustin, a restricted free agent. There’s been talk of a possible sign-and-trade involving Augustin going to the Indiana Pacers. But it’s also possible the Bobcats could rescind their $4 million qualifying offer to Augustin, making him an unrestricted free agent. Charlotte Observer

July 11, 2012 Updates
June 29, 2012 Updates
March 15, 2012 Updates

Point guard Augustin becomes a restricted free agent in July, and he and rookie Kemba Walker are similar in size and skill set. Sources indicate the Bobcats spoke with the Blazers, Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, among other teams, about possibly dealing Augustin. “D.J. Augustin is our starting point guard and we like him a lot,’’ Higgins said. “We tried to extend (his contract) back in December. Now, on July 1, he’ll be a restricted free agent and that will dictate what happens next.’’ Charlotte Observer

March 13, 2012 Updates

I confirmed David Aldridge’s nba.com report that the Portland Trail Blazers have interest in D.J. Augustin and such a deal could involve Jamal Crawford as a Bobcat. Don’t know if that will happen, but it’s clear Augustin – a restricted free agent-to-be – is available for the right price. Charlotte Observer

March 12, 2012 Updates
January 30, 2012 Updates

The Bobcats continue to say DJ Augustin is not going anywhere, but sources close to several teams say he is available. DJ is playing some solid basketball recently averaging close to 13 points and 6 assists per game. However it’s becoming clear that DJ could be sold off if it returns the right pieces in exchange. HoopsWorld

Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin played through three ankle sprains the first dozen games of this NBA season. He knows the difference between a little pain and a debilitating injury. The right big-toe injury Augustin has suffered is debilitating. So much so that Augustin likely won't play in any of the upcoming four road games that start Tuesday against the Lakers in Los Angeles. In an exclusive interview Sunday with the Observer, Augustin said sitting out now is necessary, not only to this season, but potentially to protecting his career. "If I try to come back and play on it too soon, I'll be right back where I was last week," said Augustin, who missed the last four games, all losses. "I don't want to play on it, make it worse, and maybe be out the rest of the year - hurt my career with something serious." Charlotte Observer

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