The Pacers officially signed unrestricted free agent point guard D.J. Augustin on Friday.
Augustin’s addition was necessary to fill the vacancy created when Darren Collison was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
“D.J. is an excellent pick-up for this team,” said Pacers’ GM Kevin Pritchard in a release. “He’s an amazing kid that will fit well here with the Pacers’ family. His experience will be valuable as we move our franchise forward. Our priority is to keep our own players and then to fill in the holes that exist. D.J. helps us accomplish that.”
Augustin’s $4 million qualifying offer as a restricted free agent was withdrawn by the Bobcats, who had been negotiating a sign-and-trade deal with Indiana. When the offer was rescinded, Augustin officially became an unrestricted free agent able to sign with any team.
Solid signing for the Pacers. The contract is a one year $3.5 million deal.
DJ Augustin is a solid backup PG. A sweet shooting offensive PG but a limited defender/rebounder.