HoopsHype DJ Augustin rumors

July 12, 2012 Updates

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

January 25, 2012 Updates
January 24, 2012 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin will miss at least the next four games (over the next five nights) after getting a second diagnosis on inflammation in his right big toe. Charlotte physician Dr. Bob Anderson examined the injury, and Augustin will go through electric stimulation and other therapies, rather than the injection initially suggested when Augustin was examined in New Jersey Sunday night. Charlotte Observer

January 23, 2012 Updates

Augustin, the Bobcats' assist leader and second-leading scorer, had to leave in the first quarter of a 97-87 loss to the New Jersey Nets. Augustin has suffered from chronic pain for about 10 days, and it became so severe about six and a half minutes into the game that he sat down for the night. "It's two bones in my big toe, and it's kind of cracked," Augustin told the Observer. "The shot would fill in the crack, and give it time to heal -- take some of the pain away." Augustin said that every time he's pushed off lately, he feels severe discomfort. The foot finally gave way in the first quarter when he lost the ball out of bounds during the Bobcats' fourth-straight loss. "The pain was too bad -- I just couldn't get (the ball) back, it hurt so bad," Augustin recalled. Charlotte Observer

January 20, 2012 Updates

As for other 2008 draftees eligible for extension, sources say the most likely candidates to receive them are Kevin Love (Timberwolves), Ryan Anderson (Magic), Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets) and Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers). Also possibilities are Roy Hibbert (Pacers), D.J. Augustin (Bobcats) and Jerryd Bayless (Raptors); and an interesting one will be Eric Gordon with the league-owned Hornets. Minnesota has offered Love, averaging 25.2 points and 14.5 rebounds, a four-year max deal worth $60 million. The hope is that Love will accept the four-year extension and allow small-market Minnesota to save the five-year extension for Ricky Rubio. CBSSports.com

November 3, 2011 Updates

A group of eight NBA players went to Hawaii last week and hefted real M16s in a simulated firefight, got up close with an array of makeshift bombs, heard the coordinates barked for a desert air raid and ran in a stuffy, dimly-lit gym or two with soldiers either just back from, or headed to, Afghanistan and Iraq. Along the way, they showed that, despite the NBA lockout, the league still cares. Or at least some of its players do. The eight players -- Derrick Rose, Al Horford, Brook and Robin Lopez, Tyreke Evans, JaVale McGee, Mike Miller and D.J. Augustin -- did all that as part of a four-day USO tour of Oahu, the first featuring current professional athletes. They met with, and performed for, military personnel at Hickam Air Force Base and the U.S. Army's Schofield Barracks. ESPN.com

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