A lot of people thought DJ Augustin was going to go to the Indiana Pacers in a sign and trade deal. Well, they did not even have to do that as Augustin has agreed to a one year deal with the team to be the backup point guard.
I really love this deal for the Pacers. Their bench production was just a bunch of crap last postseason. Augustin will be a very effective person off the bench for them. He can run the offense and score the basketball. He is a perfect guy to bring in and score some points if you need them.
I really like the offseason the Pacers have had so far. They have added a good backup point in Augustin, a good swingman in Gerald Green and a solid center in Ian Mahinmi. It has been under the radar but it has helped address all the issues that the team had last year. I thought they were going overboard when they traded away some pieces, but they have added better ones back.
The Pacers should be one of the top teams in the East next year. They will scare some better teams in the playoffs. They are going to be a tough out and their team is finally starting to jell together. The best part about it is that their core is still young and growing together. This is my team to watch out for in the East next season.