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Chicago Bulls Sign: Point Guard D.J. Augustin


Boston Celtics v Toronto RaptorsDezJermaine Sports— Help, it appears, is on the way for the Bulls.

But not much of it.

Pending a physical, point guard D.J. Augustin is expected to sign with the Bulls on Thursday, according to Yahoo Sports. Augustin, 26, was waived Monday by the Raptors, for whom he averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.The Bulls declined to confirm or dispute the report, with coach Tom Thibodeau saying before Wednesday’s game against the Knicks: “If there’s someone we can add who can help, (management) will look at it. If it makes sense, we’ll do it.”

With Derrick Rose out for the season, Jimmy Butler working his way back from turf toe and Marquis Teague struggling for consistency, Augustin could bolster the backcourt.The ninth overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Bobcats, Augustin started all 82 games in 2010-11, averaging 14.4 points and 6.1 assists to 1.9 turnovers. Which I believe will not help the Bulls get to the finals better yet beat my favorite team the “Miami Heat” again.

Here is some highlights of D.J. Augustin When he was with Charlotte Bobcats:

The former Texas star averaged 16.1 minutes for the Pacers last season and could not find much of a role with the Raptors.He is viewed as a decent scorer who handles the ball well and can get to the line. But he is undersized at a generously listed 6-feet, is considered merely a so-so athlete and struggles to guard taller players.The Raptors, Yahoo reported, released Augustin because they needed a roster spot upon completing a seven-player trade with the Kings. They would rather develop young point guards Julyan Stone and Dwight Buycks.

Rumor mill: The heat is on Knicks coach Mike Woodson, whose team has fallen apart since Tyson Chandler broke a bone in his right leg Nov. 5.The Knicks entered Wednesday 5-15, having lost their last two games by 41 and 15 points.Woodson said before the game that his team needs to “draw the line and figure out who we want to be.”Thibodeau dismissed a report that Knicks brass would be interested in hiring him if Woodson goes.

“Mike’s a hell of a coach,” Thibodeau said. “I have a great job. I love my team. I don’t pay any attention to any of that stuff. I concentrate on our team, our next opponent, our improvement and never get away from that. There’s a lot of stuff that gets thrown out there that’s just (crap). If you pay any attention (to it), it does no good.”

 

 

About Dez Jermaine (454 Articles)
College Undergraduate student age 22. Interested in writing about people and news to inform my peers about what goes on around them. I believe that anything can be accomplished with effort and motivation, and I always put God and Family first.

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